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Old 10-22-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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It looks wonderful! That's going to need a try!
I did make the Tea Bread today and it was teriffic! Couple of changes in adapting to ingredients on hand: Raisins remaining in the pantry were well past their Best If Used By date, so I went with zante currants as well as black currant tea. Also no light brown sugar, so went with dark brown. Wonderful crispy crust and soft moist crumb. Great warm with butter. Rich, deep, almost cinnamony flavor. Easy to make and a great find for the season!
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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Wow, Fairlaker! I'm so happy to hear that! I've made it twice more since that pic I took. I'm feeling like making it again today except adding cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom to make it like a real spice loaf! I've been enjoying it for breakfast with a nice cup of hot tea...
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:18 AM
 
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If you like dried fruit or fruitcake, you will just love this loaf. The tea soaked fruit yields so much moisture, there really is no need for oil or butter. I made a single loaf and found that I did not have a sufficient supply of raisins. With the posting chef's permission, I supplemented the amount with diced dried apricots and cherries -proving the recipe has versatility. It really is quite rich tasting so small tender slices work well.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Tea Bread

Soak 3/4 cup of raisins in 1 cup of cold black tea overnight. The following day, add 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 cup soft brown sugar and 1 well-beaten egg to the mixture. Empty into a loaf pan and bake at 325 for about an hour.

SUCCESS!!

It turned out perfectly when I added the baking soda and tastes great. For a change, I soaked the fruit in strong cup of Chai tea, so the loaf has a really subtle spicy flavor. Thanks again for all your help!!

Have a good look at it - it will all be gone by tomorrow...
It looks wonderful. Who'd have thought, with so few ingredients.
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