*This post is NOT sponsored and although I was sent a lovely gift pack of Yorkshire Tea and cake, I was not expected to write this post nor was I paid.*
So as I mentioned in the above disclaimer, I received a rather lovely package of tea and cake from the very kind people at Yorkshire Tea. It is one of the perks of blogging I must admit and when a huge tea drinker (that’s me) receives a surprise supply of her favourite tea it makes for a very happy day.
Inside my pretty tea package was this really cute little mini tea cake loaf. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting much, for some reason I thought it would be dry, but you know …… I couldn’t resist a little taste anyway. Turns out I ate the whole thing. It was delicious!! So much so that I wanted to try and re-create the recipe.
I googled a few tea cake recipes and there wasn’t much around (must be an English thing), so I decided to just ad-hock and make my own one. Usually when I make up recipes I have to make a few batches before I get it right as there is always something that goes wrong, but with this one it just worked!! I totally surprised myself!! I must have a sneaky baking talent hidden up my sleeve after all!!
It was so good that between Mr D and I (who was working from home that day) we ate almost the whole thing! He had his with some single cream and I had mine with yet another cup of tea. I bet it would be amazing with custard too.
So here it is – A Fruity Yorkshire Tea Cake Recipe in the thermomix.
- 150g raisins
- 150g glace cherries
- Juice and zest of 1 orange
- 225g hot tea
- 50g butter
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 225g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3-4 tbsp brown sugar (for topping)
- Add the fruit to the bowl and mix for 15-20 seconds on speed 5. Set aside.
- Place the orange rind in the bowl. Whizz for 1 minute on speed 10. Scrape down the sides and repeat if necessary. Set aside.
- Boil the kettle and add the hot water to mug with a single tea bag leaving it to soak for a few minutes.
- Add the fruit, orange zest and orange juice to a large mixing bowl and pour over the hot tea. Cover with a tea towel and let it sit for 3-4 hours (or overnight).
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Mix together the butter and the sugar for 1 minute on speed 6 until light and creamy.
- Add the egg and beat on speed 4 for 15-20 seconds.
- Add the flour and baking powder and mix on speed 3-4 for about 20-30 seconds until well combined.
- Add the mixture to the fruit and gently combine it all with a spatula.
- Pour into the loaf tin and sprinkle the top with a generous layer of brown sugar.
- Bake for an hour. A knife or skewer should come out clean if inserted into the middle of the cake.
- Allow to cool completely before serving.
So are you a tea lover? What is your favourite brand?
Have you tried Yorkshire Tea?