Earl Grey Tea Loaf
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A little spice added to Bigelow's Earl Grey tea will create a tea accompaniment that is sure to please all of your guests.

55 Minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cup (560mL) boiling water
  • 12 Bigelow® Earl Grey Tea Bags
  • ¾ cup (180mL) raisins
  • 2 ½ cups (725mL) flour
  • 1 cup (250mL) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10mL) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (2mL) ground cloves
  • Dash black pepper
  • ½ cup (125mL) butter
  • 6 tablespoons (125mL) icing sugar, sifted

Instructions

Preheat over to 350ºF (180ºC). Pour boiling water over Bigelow® Earl Grey tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove bags. Pour 2 cups (500mL) of tea (reserve remaining tea) over raisins and set aside to soak. In medium bowl sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter and blend thoroughly, can be done in a food processor. Add tea with raisins and stir until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and remove loaf from pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the remaining tea to icing sugar and drizzle over loaf. Serve warm with butter.

May we suggest Pomegranate Black Tea to pair with this recipe?
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