You can’t beat a little nibble with a cup of tea, and what better way to have it is some Yorkshire tea loaf topped with a good dollop of butter. This tea loaf is made with Yorkshire Tea, making it lovely and moist. You don’t have to use Yorkshire tea; instead, you could make it an Earl Grey tea loaf for a distinct flavour.
This easy tea loaf recipe is fat-free! So don’t be shy about spreading some butter on top. Us Yorkshire folk love a slice of cheese with our fruit loaves and cakes. Try a bit of Wensleydale cheese to go with it. It’s so good!
HOW TO SOAK YOUR FRUIT
Tea loaf is a traditional teatime treat that’s perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. This easy recipe uses soaked fruit to give the tea loaf a delicious flavour and moist texture. Soaking the fruit ahead of time makes it easier to digest, and also helps the tea loaf keep its shape during baking. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for a healthy snack, this tea loaf is sure to please!
Ideally, soak your fruit with sugar in hot tea overnight. Or soak them between 1 and 4 hours. I’m a bit impatient sometimes, so I usually just soak them for an hour.
Use a large bowl and cover with a clean tea towel.
CAN YOU FREEZE A FRUIT TEA LOAF?
Warm weather is on the horizon, which means tea loaf season is just around the corner! Tea loaves are a delicious British treat that can be enjoyed all spring and summer long. But what do you do if you want to freeze one for later? Can you freeze a fruit tea loaf?
The answer is yes. You can freeze the whole loaf or slice them up beforehand. Wrap in cling film and place in a freezer bag. Defrost naturally when needed.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to entertain guests, you should definitely try making tea loaf! This delicious dish is perfect for any occasion, and it’s really simple to make. In order to get started, you’ll need a few essential pieces of equipment. Keep reading for more information.
For this recipe you will need:
- 175g Currants
- 175g Sultanas
- 225g Light Muscovado Sugar
- 300ml Strong hot tea
- 275g Self Raising Flour
- 1 Egg beaten
HOW TO MAKE TEA LOAF
Measure fruit and sugar, add your hot tea, cover and leave overnight for best results (if you’re not patient like me, do it for 1 hour).
Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees C.
Grease and baseline a 2 lb tin or 2 x 1 lb tins.
Stir the flour and egg into the fruit mixture, mix thoroughly, then turn into the prepared tin/s and level the surface.
Bake in the oven for 1 1/2 – 1 and 3/4 hours for a 2 lb tin or about an hour for the 1lb tins.
Leave to cool and slice topped with butter.
Easy Yorkshire Tea Loaf Recipe
- 175 g Currants
- 175 g Sultanas
- 225 g Light Muscovado Sugar
- 300 ml Strong hot tea
- 275 g Self Raising Flour
- 1 Egg beaten
- Measure fruit and sugar, add your hot tea, cover and leave overnight for best results (if you're not patient like me, do it for 1 hour).
- Pre-heat oven at 150° Fan Oven.
- Grease and baseline a 2 lb tin or 2 x 1 lb tins.
- Stir the flour and egg into the fruit mixture, mix thoroughly, then turn into the prepared tin/s and level the surface.
- Bake in the oven for 1 ½ – 1 and ¾ hours for a 2 lb tin or about an hour for the 1lb tins.
- Leave to cool then slice and top with butter.