Sunday, 21 March 2010

Tea Cake....

There's no where more beautiful to do a Sports Relief Mile than down at Marazion. It was a glorious day. Bright sunshine and smiley faces all around.

The Easter Egg challenge is harder than I thought. I am starting to run out of ideas. I think
today's blog might be a bit of a cheat. But the cake contains egg so I think that's ok....

Ever since I gave up dairy I've been drinking Earl Grey tea and I am completely obsessed with it.

Earl Grey and Prune Teabread......(8 slices)

115g/4oz prunes
230g/8oz mixed dried fruit
230g/8oz caster sugar
1 mug strong Earl Grey tea
290g/10oz plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg

The day before you plan to make the teabread grab a bowl and put the fruit in it. Pour the hot tea over the top and add the sugar. Give it a good mix and leave it overnight.

Preheat the oven to 180'c. Add an egg to the sugary fruit.

Stir in the flour and baking powder.

Pour into a greased loaf tin. This is the moment I realised I don't have a loaf tin. (Mental note buy loaf tin.) So I poured it into a greased cake tin.

Bake in the oven for about an hour or until a knife comes clear when you poke it through the middle.

Now pretend this isn't a circle. Slice it into nice loaf slices and serve with butter.


  1. Keep cheating! Your cheats are very nice!

  2. Looks good Issy. I love bakign with tea - always adds a nice subtle flavour. Very comforting.