Duchy banana and raisin tea loaf


1 Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic Assam Tea bag
100g raisins
225g Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic Plain White
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
50g Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic English Butter with Anglesey Sea Salt
75g light brown muscovado sugar
1 medium Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic British Free Range Egg, beaten
3 ripe bananas, mashed
75g walnuts, finely chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Butter and base line a 1kg loaf tin (about 21 x 11cm). Stew the tea bag and raisins together in a bowl in 150ml boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Stir in the nutmeg and rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

2. Discard the tea bag, then add the tea and raisin mixture to the flour mixture, along with the egg and the sugar. Mix in the bananas and  walnuts then spoon into the tin and level. Bake for an hour until a skewer inserted into the centre emerges clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool. Wrap and store for 24 hours before cutting for the best flavour.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 60 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes 60 minutes 10 minutes

Makes: 1 loaf

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1142.232kJ
Fat 10.4g
Saturated Fat 3.4g
Carbohydrate 10.4g
Sugars 21.8g
Salt 0.4g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Sep 04 12:13:00 BST 2013.