Secret Recipe Club. I love getting my email from Tina telling me which blog I am assigned to for the month and I LOVE going through said blog and looking at all the amazing recipes and trying to narrow it down to just one recipe to make. Call me crazy, but it makes me happy.
My blog assignment this month was The Jey of Cooking. Her blog is wonderful! It was so hard to narrow it down to just one recipe to make. So, of course I'll be making these other recipes in the near future: Artichoke Dip in Wonton Cups (oh my!), Cinnamon Chip Cream Cheese Cookies (drool), Zesty Shrimp Past with Leeks and Arugula (yowza!) and her Homemade Pasta with Creamy Zucchini Sauce (heavenly!) But I chose to make her delicious looking Chai Tea Bread for this post. I just love bread and I absolutely love Chai Tea.
Chai Tea Bread - from The Jey of Cooking
For the bread:
* 1/2 cup butter
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 Tbsp. vanilla
* 1/2 cup prepared black tea, cooled
* 1/3 cup milk
* 1/4 tsp. cardamom
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp. cloves
* 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
* 2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 2 cups flour
For the glaze:
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1/4 tsp. vanilla
* 3-6 tsp. prepared black tea, cooled
* additional cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a loaf pan with cooking spray.
I used a Chai Spice tea rather than black tea. I loved the smell of it and thought it would taste really good.
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, tea milk, vanilla and spices on low speed until well combined. Slowly add the baking powder, salt and flour. Stir just until moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
Can you see the spices in there?
Bake for 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on wire rack for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 teaspoons of the tea, adding more of the tea until it is a spreadable consistency. Spread glaze over the bread and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.
It made my house smell so good while it was baking. The smell screamed fall to me.
Don't forget to visit the other bloggers in today's reveal. It's always so much fun seeing what others have baked. And so many great recipes in one location. Yeah!