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Tea Recipe: Make Black Tea Bread

I am a fan of bread and I became even more fan when my friend shared a recipe with me called ‘Black tea bread’. What’s even more amazing is that it’s so easy to make. Here’s what’s needed:

  • 6 gr loose Earl Grey tea or a tea bag Mr. Grey
  • 125 gram butter
  • 300 ml water
  • 125g granulated sugar
  • 150 g sultanas or similar biscuits
  • 275g flour
  • 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder

How to make tea bread?

Preheat the oven until it reaches 180 ⁰ C. Make sure you have a large pan and grease it with butter.

Steep 300 ml of loose black tea or Earl Grey tea bags. Let it steep for 5 minutes.

Grate the orange peel and put it aside. Then press the orange. Add 300 ml of steeped tea, 125 grams of butter, 125 grams of sugar, 150 grams sultanas/biscuits , the juice and zest of the orange in a pan. Bring it to boil and let it cook for 4 minutes on low heat. Afterwards, turn off the heat and leave it to cool.

Add the baking powder, 275 grams of self-rising flour, salt and mixed spice in a bowl and mix it well. Then add the cold tea mixture to it. Mix it thoroughly again and pour the resulting greased baking pan.

Put the pan in the middle of the oven and bake for about 60 minutes until the bread. After the 60 minutes has passed, take it out and let the bread cool for 10 minutes, while it is still in the pan. Then take out the bread and allow it to cool for at least another 10 minutes. Cut the bread into the desired thickness and serve!



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