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Tea loaf cut with three slices removed showing the fruit inside

Calorie conscious tea bread

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2.348 stars based on 43 ratings

This lovely tea bread is so simple to make and the combination of tea and raisins makes a delicious yet ‘not-so naughty’ treat if you are watching those calories.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Place the raisins in a bowl and pour over the tea, then leave to soak for  1-2 hours.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Raisins
    • 300ml 10⅛ fl oz Tea cold, black
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a 900g (2 lb ) loaf tin with baking parchment.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the flour, baking powder, Half Spoon sugar and eggs to the raisins and tea and beat until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Pour into the tin and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out cleanly.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then turn out and allow to cool on a wire rack.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    This cake will keep for 1 week in a cake tin.