Friday, November 16, 2007

Chai-Spiced Bread

It turned out pretty good and was very easy, so I am posting the recipe for you to try. As I warned my friends this morning during our coffee time, it seems like a mid-morning type bread, not a whenever-you-want-it kind of snack like banana bread is. But who doesn't need a mid-morning bit of spice added to their life?!

3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. butter or marg. softened
1/2 c. prepared tea or water
1/3 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. flour all purpose
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Glaze:
1c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
3-5 tsp milk
additional ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 deg. Grease bottom of 8x4 or 9x5 inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray.
Beat granulated sugar and butter with mixer on med. until fluffy. On low beat in tea, 1/3 c. milk, 2 tsp. vanilla and the eggs until well combined. Stir in bread ingredients just until moist. Spread in pan.

Bake 50-60 min. or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 min. remove from pan and cool another 30 min.

Glaze. Stir powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 3 tsp of the milk, adding more milk by tsps. until spreadable. Spread glaze over bread. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Cool about 2 hrs before slicing.

1 comment:

spaghettipie said...

Sounds yummy. I'll have to give it a try. Like the new look around here, too!