This Cold Tea Bread recipe is a traditional quick bread. It’s a delicious and moist quick bread, packed with flavor and texture. It is made with cold tea, butter, mixed sultanas and currents, dates, brown sugar, self-rising flour, mixed spices, and baking soda. The loaf is delicate and crumbly, perfect for a snack or a light breakfast paired with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy a slice warm or toasted with your favorite spread!
- 1 cup - Cold Tea
- 4 ounces - Butter
- 1 cup - Mixed sultanas and currents
- 1 cup - Dates, chopped
- 1 cup - Brown sugar, packed
- 2 cups - Self-rising flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon - Mixed spices (optional)
- 1 teaspoon - Baking soda
- In a medium saucepan, add the tea, butter, sultanas and currents, and dates. Turn the heat to medium-low and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and allow the mixture to cool.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and mixed spices. Add the cooled tea mixture to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
- Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 1 hour or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
This Cold Tea Bread is the perfect snack or light breakfast, packed with flavor and texture from the tea, mixed sultanas and currents, dates, and mixed spices. Enjoy a slice warm or toasted with your favorite spread for a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert!