It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe with you all. Today I’ve got something for you that might not look much, but is very tasty! My Lady Grey Tea Loaf Recipe.
I can’t drink gin all the time, doing that wouldn’t be particularly socially acceptable and not that healthy either. Not being a huge fan of fruit juices or sugary drinks, I tend to stick to tea and you won’t catch me putting sugar in it! This Tea Loaf recipe doesn’t need much sugar in it either and it’s really easy to make.
I’ve been doing a fair bit of recipe creating and testing lately and I fancied making a Tea Loaf, and today I’m not just sharing any old recipe, it’s one where everything is infused with the most wonderful tea from Tea Time Tea. These guys offer a great range of tea selection boxes, fab for stocking up on old favourites and also trying out new teas.
- 150g Sultanas
- 300ml Lady Grey Tea, hot
- Juice of 1/2 orange, plus zest
- 50g Unsalted butter
- 100g Dark brown sugar
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 225g Self-raising flour, sieved
- 4 tbsp Demerara sugar
- Put the sultanas in a bowl and pour over the hot tea and orange juice. Cover with cling film, then leave overnight. (4 hours minimum, the longer the better).
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Grease and line the base of a loaf tin (or just get out your silicon loaf tin).
- Melt the butter and add the orange zest and sugar. Leave to cool, then beat in the egg and then fold in the flour.
- Carefully stir through the fruit mixture, so not to knock air out of the mix.
- Pour the mixture into the tin, then smooth the top with a spatular.
- Sprinkle all over with a thick layer of demerara sugar.
- Bake for 1 hr or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. (I had to cover half way through as to not burn the sugar, so do check and be careful).
- Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out, cut into slices and serve.
- You could try Earl Grey tea and use lemon/lemon zest instead.
The orange zest complements the Lady Grey Tea perfectly. The mixture is quite stodgy, but not dry when cooked. Just be warned, I used a silicone tin, if you use metal the cooking time may be longer. Don’t forget if you want the sugar not to burn, to cover for half of the cooking time.
Would you try a tea selection box? Have you made a Tea Loaf before? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. I received a selection box from Tea Time Tea for this post. As ever all words, opinions and photos my own.