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Here is an easy and delicious way to enjoy tea. I used Oolong tea for this recipe, but green tea will also work. Soaking the fruit in the tea gives the loaf a subtle tea flavor and makes the bread moist (without butter or oil!). The spices (Ginger Root Powder, True Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove Powder) compliment the fruit and the hint of orange is just perfect. It's great for breakfast or snack, or with a cup of tea. A wonderful slightly sweet treat, made with 'old fashioned' goodness.

OOLONG TEA, Ginger Root Powder, True Cinnamon, Clove Powder, Nutmeg


1 1/2 cups mixed dry fruit (e.g., Cherries, Dates, Cranberries, Raisins)

1 3/4 cup Oolong Tea- strong brew (3-4 bags brewed in 1 1/2 cups water for

10 minutes)

Zest from 1 orange

1 Tblspn marmalade

2 eggs

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 2/3 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp Ginger Root Powder

1 tsp True Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Clove Powder

1/8 tsp salt

3 Tblspn water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray (with cooking spray) a 2 lb loaf pan (or 3 mini loaf pans). Soak the mixed fruit in the tea for at least 4 hours (can be soaked overnight). Place the tea and fruit in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a low boil over medium heat. Simmer the mixture for two minutes. Remove from the heat, add the sugar, and stir to combine. Allow the fruit and sugar mixture to cool. Add the eggs, orange zest, and marmalade and blend. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, spices, salt and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the fruit mixture. Pour the fruit and flour mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

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