Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Chocolate Loaf With Green Tea and Vanilla

I was bored this morning so I vacuumed did the washing tidied oh and baked .....





Ingredients


100g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
110/4oz Dark Sugar
2 large eggs
0.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp powdered instant coffee (optional)
175g/6oz plain flour
80g/3oz cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
100ml of Green Tea or you could use milk if you wish

Adjust quantities to suit.


Method 


Preheat the oven to 160c or gas mark 4 . You can either grease and line a 2lb cake tin with baking parchment or as I did use cake release from Lakeland.

First mix the sugar and butter together till fluffy .



Add the plain flour , coco powder and baking powder,  ( the optional coffee powder if you wish )
Add the 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
Next mix in the eggs.





Add 100 ml of Green tea.

The mixture will seem quite loose this is fine.

Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin .




The bake in the oven for around 1 hour 20 adjust your cooking time if you have a fan assisted oven.


Turn out the loaf , leave to cool.

Then decorate as you wish .

Hello boredom .. Hello



25 comments:

  1. Mmmm, that sounds delicious and just right as winter comfort food. Yum!

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  2. With results like that, maybe we should all be board every now and again!!

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  3. That looks delicious. Great recipe too, very easy to follow!

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  4. I would never have thought to add tea to cakes....maybe worth a try

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  5. Mmmmmmmmm CAKEY GOODNESS! *sits with mouth open hopefully*

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  6. Looks delish! Good enough to bin my new year resolution :)

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  7. Reading cake recipes when on a diet is never a good thing!!

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  8. Wow the chocolate loaf look yummy! I would have never thought of using green tea.

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  9. I have never seen green tea used in baking before. I am guessing this helps keep the cake moist?
    Lokks very yummy. My other half has a thing for cake at 4pm!

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  10. That last pic is so great I could just reach in and grab the cake and then run for the hills #yummy xx

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  11. looks yum, and with it having green tea in it you could kind of claim it is a bit healthy too...? :D

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  12. I could do with this and cuppa about now..hmmm mmm

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  13. Yummy - when you bringing me some?

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  14. Employ me as your official taster... you can pay me in cake! ;)
    Looks fab. I'm licking the monitor! x

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  15. That sounds like the nicest way of getting green tea antioxidants into me that I've ever seen!

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  16. Yum, this sounds delicious. I've only ever used tea in bara brith but never with chocolate. I have bookmarked this for later.

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  17. This sounds great, especially with the green tea.

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  18. Both men and women crave chocolate, so do I ;) I'll surely give your recipe a try! Keep posting Chocolate recipes!

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