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.
- 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
- 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
Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F/gas 4.
Cream together the butter and sugar then add the eggs. Beat until smooth.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and gradually add to the creamed mixture along with the cool wild berry tea.
Fold in the mashed strawberries and pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin.
Bake for 1 hr in a preheated oven. Once baked, leave to cool completely in the tin, on a wire rack before icing.
Mix the icing sugar with the warm wild berry tea until the icing coats the back of a spoon.
Pour the icing over the loaf and decorate with strawberries and chopped nuts.
Find out who won our <a href="http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34151/Your-Strawberry-Tea-cakes">strawberry tea baking contest</a> for Breast Cancer Care and see more of your brilliant entries.