Candied Ginger and Green Tea Bread

Finely floor inexperienced tea stirred into the batter provides coloration to this mildly candy tea bread.

Slices of the ginger-scented loaf are scrumptious alone, unfold with marmalade or apricot jam, or made into tea sandwiches with cream cheese and preserves. Pulverize tea leaves in a espresso grinder or purchase finely floor inexperienced tea, which produces a brighter inexperienced.

See different associated recipes in Cooking with Tea.

Yield: One 9-by-5-inch loaf
Cooking time: 20 minutes, plus baking and cooling instances
Shelf life: a minimum of three days

Elements

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons floor ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup inexperienced tea leaves, akin to sencha, finely floor
¼ cup finely chopped candied ginger
zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped
four giant eggs
1 cup superfine sugar
¾ cup mildly fruity olive oil or canola oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Technique

  1. Place a baking rack within the decrease third of the oven. Warmth to 350 F. Calmly oil a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and line with parchment.
  2. In a bowl, sift collectively the flour, ginger, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir within the inexperienced tea, candied ginger and lemon zest and put aside.
  3. Within the jar of a meals processor, beat the eggs till mild in coloration and frothy, about 1 minute. With the motor working, slowly add the sugar by way of the feed tube in three phases, permitting 30 seconds between every addition. In a small glass measuring cup, mix the oil, lemon juice and vanilla. Drizzle the combination by way of the feed tube, with the motor working, into the egg combination.
  4. Take away the processor prime and add the dry components abruptly. Pulse till the combination is simply blended. Scrape into the ready pan. Bake till a knife inserted within the middle comes out clear, 50 to 55 minutes. Take away from the oven and funky on a rack for a minimum of 30 minutes. When cool, take away from the pan and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

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