We hope you enjoy making this delicious Earl Grey tea loaf. Soaking the mixed dried fruit overnight in the cold tea allows the fruit to plump up and absorb the tea flavour as well as add moisture to the finished loaf.
1 ½ cups of mixed dried fruit
1 cup of currants
1 cup of cold, strongly brewed, Stir Earl Grey Supreme
1 tablespoon treacle
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup of sugar
2 cups of wholemeal flour (or any combination of white flour, bran to make up two cups)
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
Place dried fruit in a large bowl, pour over cold tea and stir in treacle. Cover and allow to soak overnight. Stir beaten egg into fruit mixture followed by sugar and then the sifted flour, baking powder and spice.
Spoon into a greased or lined loaf tin and bake at 160 degrees Celsius for 1 – 1 ¼ hours or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Delicious on its own when enjoyed with a cup of Stir Earl Grey Supreme or Assam