Banana, dried cranberry and cardamom tea loaf

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Serves: 8

By UKcanuck



  • 225g self-raising flour

  • 50g butter cubed

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 medium egg beaten

  • 1 orange zested

  • 100g demerara sugar

  • 1 green tea bag

  • 2 ripe bananas mashed

  • 50g dried cranberries

  • 6 cardamom pods


  1. Preheat oven the to 180C/Gas Mark 4. Butter a 1l loaf tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Pour 150ml boiling water over the tea bag and add the cranberries. Leave to steep for 5 minutes then remove the teabag.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Crush the cardamom pods and remove the seeds. Add the seeds to the flour mixture then rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the demerara sugar and orange zest.
  3. Whisk the egg with the tea-infused cranberries and add to the dry ingredients with the mashed banana. Mix well, then spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 50-60 minutes until well risen, golden and firm to the touch.
  4. Turn out, remove the paper and cool on a wire rack. Wrap and keep for 24 hours to allow the flavours to develop, then serve sliced.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • cake

  • bread

  • banana

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • Flapjax 12/04/15 14:04

    These are absolutely delis.... Make them!