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Lady Grey tea loaf


Makes: 8-10 slices
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:
Lady Grey tea loaf
Recipe photograph by Kris Kirkham
Ideal with a cuppa, this light fruit cake is scented with citrussy Lady Grey tea. See our tip to make it gluten free

Makes: 8-10 slices
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
243Kcal
Fat
2gr
Saturates
0gr
Carbs
51gr
Sugars
27gr
Fibre
3gr
Protein
5gr
Salt
0.4gr

Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake is a freelance food writer and is the author of The A - Z of Eating. 
 
See more of Felicity Cloake’s recipes
Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake is a freelance food writer and is the author of The A - Z of Eating. 
 
See more of Felicity Cloake’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 100g cut mixed peel
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g dried apricots, chopped
  • 300ml hot Lady Grey tea (or Earl Grey) made with 1 tea bag
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • seeds of 3 cardamom pods, crushed (optional)
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar

Step by step

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Soak the fruit the night before baking. Keeps for up to 5 days in an airtight tin.
  1. The night before baking, put the mixed peel and dried fruit in a bowl and pour over the hot tea, adding the tea bag too. Cover and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin. Put the flour, a pinch of salt and the crushed cardamom (if using) in a mixing bowl. Beat together the honey and egg and then stir into the bowl along with the fruit and its soaking liquid – it will be a fairly dry mixture, more like a dough than a batter, but if you’re struggling to mix in all the flour, add a little extra tea (or milk).
  3. Spoon into the tin and smooth down. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the top and bake for 50-60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean of crumbs (bits of dried fruit are fine). Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
    Tip
    Make it gluten free
    Substitute the flour with 225g gluten- free self-raising flour, plus 1⁄4 tsp xanthan gum. You may need a little extra liquid.

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