DSC00265Last week I tried tea loaf for the first time. I was impressed, and inspired to have a go at making my own. I found a recipe on the Nigella forums (which btw is a great place to go for recipes) but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. So I decided to use the basic idea but use wholemeal four to make it a little healthier. I also added jam because tea, toast and jam is a favourite of mine. It turned out brilliantly, its delicious, filling and really reasonably priced to make. If you fancy having a go, here is the recipe;


  • 1 cup of cold black tea
  • 8oz raisons
  • 8oz self raising wholemeal flour
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons jam


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4
  • Grease a 1.5ib loaf tin
  • Soak the raisons in the tea for at least 4 hours
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, egg and jam
  • Add the raisons, and any tea that is left with them, mix well
  • Put the mixture in the loaf tin and cook for an hour, you may need to put tin foil over the top if it starts to brown too quickly
  • Enjoy with oodles of butter and a good cup of tea

tea loaf