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Honey Tea Bread

Twinings Tea: Any Chai Tea

Ingredients
  • 8 oz. mixed dried fruit
  • 5 fl. oz. cold tea
  • 4 oz. clear honey
  • 8 oz. self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 4 oz. butter, melted
  • Topping:
  • 1 tbsp. honey, warmed
  • 1 oz. finely chopped nuts
  • 1 oz. demerara sugar
Method
  1. Steep tea in hot water for 5 minutes and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the dried fruit, tea and honey in a bowl and soak overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300° F, 150° C and grease and line a 2 lb loaf tin.
  4. Mix the flour into the fruit mixture, then add the beaten egg and beat hard. Finally, beat in the melted butter.
  5. Turn into the prepared tin and bake for 50 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and prepare the topping.
  7. Brush with the warmed honey, mix together the nuts and sugar and sprinkle over the top.
  8. Return to the oven and bake for a further 25-20 mins until a skewer comes out clean.
  9. When cool, carefully remove from the tin and serve sliced with butter.