Moist and Fruity Tea Bread

Packed full of tea-soaked fruit, this tea bread is beautifully rich and moist.Beautifully rich, moist and fruity Tea Bread.Can you believe that I when I was younger, I didn’t like tea bread.

Was I insane?

All of those raisins seemed to be taking the place of some more deserving chocolate or jam.
I really didn’t know what I was missing out on.

Nowadays, I can’t get enough of a lovely rich slice of tea bread, served with a strong cup of builders tea.

Chris is obsessed with the stuff.  If we go to a farm shop or market and he spots tea bread, he’s paid for it before I even open my mouth.
So I know I’m always going to have a happy husband when I make it at home!

You can make this tea bread with normal tea if you like, however today I’ve made this version using some more of the Neal’s Yard goodies my friend Jess sent me (more about that in my raspberry macaroon granola post).

I used a little coconut oil again and I also soaked the sultanas and raisins in some beautiful skin tea.  It’s packed with goji berries, rosehip, hibiscus, bilberry and sweet orange – which complemented the raisins and mixed spice in the bread perfectly.
Beautifully rich, moist and fruity Tea Bread.

The sultanas and raisins are soaked overnight in the tea – which really plumps them up.  The whole…

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