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INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Pre heat oven to 180C ( turn down to 165-170C for fan assisted ovens )
  • Lightly grease and flour a loaf tin, then beat butter and sugar together in a mixer until creamy.
  • Mix together the flour and spice, add to the creamed butter along with the eggs and beat until combined.
  • Add the dates to the saucepan, add boiling water to the tea in a measuring jug or beaker to 270 ml and brew for 2 minutes. Strain the leaves and keep 250 ml of the tea.
  • Add the tea to the dates and simmer for around 4-5 minutes until the dates break up into the mixture. Add the bicarbonate of soda to the mixture it will froth up nicely, now fold into the flour mixture straight away.
  • Pour into the loaf tin, the mixture will be quite runny, then bake for 45 mins or until a knife comes out clean from the loaf.
  • For the sauce: Add the ingredients to a pan, stir and simmer until the sugar has fully dissolved and the sauce is a light toffee colour. Drizzle over the top of the pudding. This recipe freezes really well so why not double the recipe and freeze the second loaf for the festive season.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • 1 tablespoon of Tea Lab's Organic English Breakfast tea in 270 ml hot water
  • 180g self raising flour
  • 200g soft dates
  • 90g of butter
  • 1tsp cinnamon or mixed spice
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 180g of soft brown sugar
  • For the sauce: 80g of butter
  • 80g of light brown sugar
  • 120 ml of double cream

featured tea:

Organic English Breakfast / Black Tea

Our classic, popular English Breakfast is a rich full bodied infusion to be enjoyed any time of the day.

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