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    Duchy banana & raisin tea loaf

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

    Makes: 1 loaf (10 slices)


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


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 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. The tea loaf can be kept for up to one week in an airtight container.

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