I’m writing this post 6 days after baking this beauty and I can’t tell you how much I want a slice of this with my cup of tea. It was delicious and I could eat the whole loaf to myself. Oh and while we’re on the subject. Guess who got their loaf tin back from their mum’s house!
This recipe is adapted from an A girl called Jack recipe from her book. It combines two things I love. Tea and chocolate. Usually tea loaves contain dreaded dried fruit (yuk, I am not a fan of raisins, bleh!) But this recipe has none of that. All the best bits about a tea loaf with white chocolate thrown in. It’s truly delicious and I’m going to have to make another!
It would be ideal for afternoon tea or just as an afternoon pick me up. Not all of the chocolate melts so inside you get little chunks of white chocolate and boy is that tasty. You have to make yourself one of these!
You will need:
1 tsp of loose earl grey tea
6 tablespoons butter, softened
200g caster sugar
250g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 earl grey teabags
200g chopped white chocolate
Preheat the oven to 170ºC / Gas mark 3. Grease and line a loaf tin.
First infuse the tea bags into the milk. Do this by heating the milk with the teabags in over a very low temperature. It will take around 15 minutes to infuse.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk mixture until just blended. Add the chopped chocolate and stir until combined.
Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Once cool dust with icing sugar and serve with a cuppa.
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