Thursday, February 21, 2008
Baking: Tea Bread
Jasmine tea, spices, almonds, and fruit peels and juices give this quick bread and unusual flavor and a delightful fragrance.
1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon each grated lemon and lime peel
1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and ginger
1 teaspoon each baking powder and soda
3/4 cup tangerine and orange juice
1/2 cup steeped jasmine tea
1/2 cups coarsely chopped blanched almonds
Cream butter and brown sugar; beat in egg and grated peels. Sift flour, measure, then sift again with salt, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and soda. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the tangerine or orange juice and tea. Stir in the almonds. Spoon into greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes,or until lightly browned and a toothpick when inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack; cut in thin slices. Makes 1 loaf.