This and that: March Surprise Recipe Swap - Chai Tea Bread

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Surprise Recipe Swap - Chai Tea Bread


March Surprise Recipe Swap

Jutta from Hungry Little Girl started this Surprise Recipe Swap.I believe that this is the third month but it is the first month for me.  We were given a blog partner at the first of the month, giving us a couple of weeks to go through our partner's blog and find a recipe to make.  Then on the 20th you will post the recipe that you made.  I love this idea as going through someone else's blog and finding recipes are so much fun.  I know this makes me go though the blog as with my busy life I don't always make time to do this, so this way I have to go and read someone else's blog.  If you want to participate in this, head over to Hungry Little Girl and read what it entails and the few simple rules that there are.

This month CJ from Morsel of Life is my Surprise Recipe Swap partner.  At the beginning of the month I went through her blog, finding many recipes that I wanted to make.  I wrote down about 8 recipes and then the next step was to pick one of them.  That was the hard part.. which one do I make.  After some humming and hawing I decide to make her Chai Tea Bread recipe.  I love Chai and I knew that I had wanted to make this already as I had left a comment on this recipe.
As you know I very seldom make a recipe the way it is written.. Mainly because I don't always read the recipe and another reason is that I believe a recipe is a guide and you need to make it to your taste.  I also made mine in 2  Welcome Home paper loaf pans as even though we have 10 feet of snow and it is still snowing, today the 20th is the first day of spring and I wanted something that looked springy.

Chai Tea Bread

adapted from Morsels of Life
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups flour ( I used 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat as the recipe stated)
3/4 tsp cardamom (ground)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp anise (ground)
2 tsp baking powder
Wet Ingredients:
1/4 cup coconut oil (I used Tradition Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil)
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
3/8 cup milk (I used evaporated milk)
1/2 cup Chai concentrate or Chai tea  (I used Chai tea as was to lazy to make some concentrate)
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together in bowl.  In mixing bowl combine wet ingredients.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until barely moist.  Pour into greased loaf pan or I used 2 paper Welcome Home loaf pans. Sprinkle coconut over top of loaf.  Bake for 50 minutes if using one loaf pan or mine took about 35 minutes with the 2 paper loaf pans.

Enjoy with a cup of Chai Tea

I loved the spices in this bread and it is not too sweet.  Just perfect to have with a cup of tea.  I had a couple of pieces for breakfast this morning.  I had planned on putting some ripe banana's into this last night when I made it but thought I would wait...  I think bananas would be a perfect addition to this wonderful bread.  To find the original recipe, go HERE.

Ϡ₡✻   Marlys

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  1. This is something, I want to make and I plan to come back to get the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Let me know what you think if you make it.

  2. Such a delicious loaf! I'd love a couple thick slices for my breakfast :)

    1. I have eaten it for the last two days for breakfast.. It is a yummy bread.

  3. GULP, 10 feet of SNOW... as a Southerner my mind reels at that thought... does your car get buried? how do you go about going to the store? the doctor? It sounds scary! About the tea... I've heard of all sorts of breads being made with beers and sodas but not teas. I love, no CRAVE, dough-y goodies. Plus it's got cinnamon in it - def. A PLUS ;-)

    1. JoAnn... well maybe we don't have quite 10 feet of snow, but somedays it feels like it. The roads here are plowed fairly quickly and often and we just keep shoveling, every day. This is a wonderful bread and you could always change the amount of spices depending on what flavour you want to come through.

  4. This sounds really good...I love Chai Tea! Does it taste the same? I like the idea of the recipe swap, but not sure it would work for me since I don't post many recipes. Hope you have a great weekend!
    @ A Place for Pictures and Memories

    1. Dawn, this is is a fun way to try out other recipes. It does have the flavour of Chai tea and I found the second day the flavours came through even more.

  5. That would truly be so delicious with a mug of Chai Tea. My sister loves her Chai Tea 7 she would be tickled pink if I made her couple loaves of this :)

    1. Bibi, It is delicious. I love it and a great compliment to a cup of Chai.

  6. Glad to hear you liked the Chai Tea Bread! I'm with you on modifying recipes - I usually take them as starting points. :)

    PS - Welcome to SRS. :)

    1. It is a great recipe and glad that I am recieved you as my first SRS blogger. I had wanted to make this bread since I first saw it a while back.

  7. Great webpage brother I am gona inform this to all my friends and contacts.
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