Fairtrade Tea Bread
Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 07/03/2014 | Category: Fairtrade
The Fairtrade Fortnight (24th Feb – 9th March) celebrations continue with this easy to prepare Tea Bread, a perfect afternoon accompaniment to a cup of Fairtrade 99 tea.
• Preparation Time: Around 60 mins
• Cooking Time: 75 mins
• Serves: 8-10
- 300ml strong The Co-operative Fairtrade tea
- 225g dark muscovado sugar
- 400g dried mixed fruit
- 1 free-range egg
- 285g self-raising flour
Put the strong tea into a large bowl and stir in the sugar until it has all dissolved.
Add the dried fruit, cover the bowl with a plate and leave to soak overnight.
Next day, preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/fan oven 160°C.
Give the mixture a stir to ensure that none of the sugar has settled at the bottom, then add the egg and, finally, the flour.
Give the mixture a good stir until all the flour is completely combined.
Tip the mixture into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for around 1½ hours, or until the cake is firm to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.
Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.
Slice and serve on its own or with butter.