Yorkshire Tea Loaf. A tea loaf is an English cake, made with fruit and cinnamon or other spices, and traditionally served sliced and spread with butter. Tea loaf is now somewhat old-fashioned but is still available, and is particularly associated with Yorkshire. Often in the making of tea loaves, the fruit, usually currants and sultanas, is soaked in cold tea to plump it before mixing it into the batter.
Yorkshire Tea, Tea Cosies and Yorkshire Tea Fruit Loaf for Afternoon Tea
Yorkshire Tea, Tea Cosies and Yorkshire Tea Fruit Loaf for Afternoon Tea. This loaf is simplicity itself, and all you have to remember is to soak the fruit the night before you want to make it; it is very moist and it keeps well ~ it’s also wonderful when toasted after a few days. It’s a real comfort bake, a warm cosy tea loaf with an impeccable heritage in British tea-time baking
'The cosy fire is bright and gay, the merry kettle boils away, and hums a cheerful song. I sing the saucer and the cup; Pray, Mary, fill the teapot up, and do not make it strong.' ~ Barry Eric Odell Pain (1864 - 1928), English journalist, poet, and writer.