Tea Loaf- recipe.

Here is the recipe for the tea loaf that I use. It has been modified slightly from this one for my loaf tins. All measurements are in metric, not sure how it would convert to cups for my American friends..?

Ingredients: 500ml earl grey tea (very strong), a generous splash of a single malt scotch whisky. 500g of mixed dried fruit, 410g self raising flour, 340g dark brown sugar, 2 eggs (beaten).

Method:

1- put the mixed fruit in a bowl, pour over the tea and add a generous splash of your favourite scotch, leave to soak over night.

2-Pre heat oven to 150 degrees centigrade, grease 2 loaf tins then line with baking paper.

3 – sieve in the flour, add the sugar, and pour in the eggs to the soaked fruit. Mix well.

4- divide into the two loaf tins. Bake for 1 and 3/4 hours until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for 15 minutes then put on a cooling rack.

5- tuck in. Can be spread with butter. Last a while too but if you are anything like me it will be eaten quickly.

If any of you bake some I’d love to see photos.

Cheers,

Pete.

22 comments on “Tea Loaf- recipe.

  1. ignitedmoth says:

    Oooh, wow! Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  2. brtrain says:

    I would like to try this, now that I have an oven again!
    I have a Christmas cake recipe that calls for good brandy but I don’t bother, I just put in the cheap stuff… seems to produce the same flavour.

    I’m Canadian, we still do most of our recipes in Imperial measurements so I tried to convert them:

    2 cups Earl Grey tea (very strong)
    a generous splash of a single malt scotch whisky
    1 pound of mixed dried fruit (I’d say about another 2 cups, I like a fruity cake)
    3 cups self raising flour (this is not usually sold as such in North America, we just add (1 tsp. baking powder, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. baking soda) per each cup of flour)
    1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
    2 eggs (beaten).

    Brian

  3. Guru PIG says:

    We are a versatile and multi-talented group aren’t we!

  4. making me hungry here at work Pete……..

  5. Thanks for posting this Pete! 🙂 Barbara would like to know what size loaf tin your recipe is for? And I notice that the BBC recipe in your link doesn’t include the whisky – they must have accidentally missed that out! 😉

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      The tins are of two different sizes, the original recipe says go for a 900g/ 2lb loaf tin. Mine are smaller than that so I did half as much again and do two loaf tins worth.

      Well spotted on the whisky- my own edition 🙂

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  6. Faust says:

    Wow, this sounds delicious! Wife and I are on a diet right now, but I’m breaking this recipe out on the holidays!

  7. Oh I shall have to try this! don’t have any Scotch though, so might substitute Brandy.

    Everything is better with cake!

    Cheers Roger.

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