8 March 2021

Category: Recipes

Earl Grey Tea Infused Fruit Cake

Relax with a cuppa and a delicious slice of fruit tea cake.

Have you tried baking a Madura Earl Grey tea-infused fruit cake? Super easy to make and oh so delicious!

Ingredients

350g mixed dried fruit
2 cups of Madura Earl Grey Tea brewed
125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 egg

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Method
Steep 2 cups of Madura Earl Grey Tea (plus one extra for yourself to sip slowly whilst baking), allow to cool and place into the fridge until cold. Place the mixed dried fruit in a bowl and pour the cold tea over the fruit. Cover and leave to soak overnight. Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease a 25cm x 10cm loaf pan. Drain the dried fruit and discard the soaking liquid. Place fruit in a saucepan with sugar, butter and 150ml water. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Allow to cool, then sift in the flour and mixed spice and add the egg, stirring well to combine. Place in the prepared loaf pan and bake for 90 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. If the top of the cake is browning too quickly, cover with baking paper or foil. Now for the hard part – before you can start eating – allow the fruit cake to cool for 20 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to completely cool. Slice and serve with butter. For a classic richer version, substitute one cup of tea with a cup of brandy.

Did You Know That We Are 100% Australian Owned?

Every good story begins with a great cuppa, and the Madura adventure started back in 1978  in the hills of Clothiers Creek, north of Byron Bay. As a family-owned farm, we are committed to remaining 100% Australian owned and operated – after all, our community and employees are the backbones of our business. We welcome you to discover Madura Tea or contact us for more information.

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