I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Carrot and Raisin Tea Bread

Tea bread ... different teas will produce a different loaf every time. Try black tea, rooibos, Earl Grey. The possibilities are endless!


1 cup strong brewed tea

1/4 cup butter or marg

1/4 cup applesauce

3/4 cup raisins

1/3 cup shredded carrot

2 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

So to start, brew a cup of tea...I used orange pekoe this time but thinking of using Earl Grey next time around. 

Melt the butter in a saucepan then remove from heat and add the tea, applesauce, raisins and carrot. Leave at least long enough to cool or even for a few hours to infuse the flavours.

Sift the dry ingredients together. Beat the egg into the cooled tea mixture then add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until combined.
Grease a 9 X 5" loaf pan and pour the batter in.

Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cool in pan about 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a rack.

Then slice into it and have it with, what else?...A good cup of tea!

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