Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Green Tea Bread

Audrey and I made Green Tea Bread from Super Foods for Children, a British cookbook published by DK. I mention this because many of the recipes are a bit different than those found in American cookbooks. Green tea is one of the last things I would think to put in a quick bread but the recipe sounded good. First we put the raisins to soak in the tea and brown sugar. This ended up causing problems when we went to add the fruit to the bowl as the sugar had settled to the bottom of the bowl overnight and clumped together. Other than that it was an easy recipe to follow. It is cooking in the oven right now so we cannot speak to the flavor of Green Tea Bread. Here is the recipe:
12 oz raisins
1 1/2 cups green tea
1 cup soft brown sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp mixed spice
grated zest of 1 lemon
3 oz chopped mixed nuts
  • Put the dried fruit in a large bowl and stir in the tea and sugar. Cover and set aside to soak overnight.
  • Next day, preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 2lb loaf pan.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the dried fruit mixture and beat well. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan, pushing the mixture into the corners of the pan.
  • Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Turn the bread out of the pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Audrey and I will post tips and ideas as soon as we taste the bread and rate the recipe.

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