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Patricia's strawberry and wild berry tea loaf

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Patricia Owen's Strawberry and Wild Berry Tea Loaf
Patricia Owen's Strawberry and Wild Berry Tea Loaf
  • Serves: 8

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Patricia's unusual crushed strawberry tea loaf is packed full of summer flavours and is drizzled with wild berry icing. This creation won her a runner-up prize in our Strawberry Tea baking contest.

Ingredients

For the strawberry and wild berry tea loaf:
  • 300g crushed strawberries
  • 60g butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 100ml wild berry tea, cooled

For the topping:

  • 100g icing sugar
  • A few tbsps Wild berry tea, warmed
  • 100g sliced strawberries
  • Handful chopped mixed nuts
You'll also need:
  • 1kg (2lb) greased loaf tin

Find out who won our strawberry tea baking contest for Breast Cancer Care and see more of your brilliant entries.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/355F/gas 4.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar then add the eggs. Beat until smooth.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and gradually add to the creamed mixture along with the cool wild berry tea.
  4. Fold in the mashed strawberries and pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin.
  5. Bake for 1 hr in a preheated oven. Once baked, leave to cool completely in the tin, on a wire rack before icing.
  6. Mix the icing sugar with the warm wild berry tea until the icing coats the back of a spoon.
  7. Pour the icing over the loaf and decorate with strawberries and chopped nuts.
Recipes ed Katy says: 'We loved Patricia's grown-up strawberry loaf with its delicate flavours of crushed strawberries and wild berry tea. Perfect with a cup of tea.'

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