Cream of Earl Grey Loaf

20130711_122050I have a passion for tea and decided I would incorporate it more into my cooking! Today I experimented with baking!! I used “Cream of Early Grey”  available at DavidsTea stores across Canada and the U.S. or online (www.davidstea.com). It also makes a mean latte – give it a try!

This recipe could still use a little tweaking! I only made it once but my friends demanded I posted the recipe right away…so hear it is…tentatively!

Serves:12

Ingredients:

3/4 cup dates

2/3 cups brown sugar

2 eggs (I use free-range)

1/3 cup almond milk (I use unsweetened)

2 cups flour (I use a gluten-free mix, but regular unbleached flour is fine)
**I would use a little less next time, my loaf turned out quite dense

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter

3 DavidsTea perfect spoons (I believe they’re 1.25 tablespoons)

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions:

1) boil your water and steep your tea for about 6 minutes!

2) Mix dates, sugar and tea – LET COOL in the fridge. Do NOT skip this step because eggs come next and you don’t want to cook them

tea, sugar, date mixture

tea, sugar, date mixture

3) Pre-heat oven to 325F

4) Add eggs, almond milk and melted butter – stir gently

5) Add flour and baking powder – mix-well

6) Stir in almonds

7) lightly oil a 4×9 loaf pan and add pour in batter

8) Pop into the oven for 60 minutes

ready for the oven

ready for the oven

Serve with tea! I had mine with DavidsTea Kenyan Tinderet – another awesome tea by them!

End product!

End product!

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