Tea Infused Date and Chocolate Loaf

A quick bread made with dried dates infused in black tea and cocoa!

Ingredients

  • All purpose Flour- 3/4th cup
  • Cocoa Powder- 1/4th cup
  • Baking powder- 1 Tbs
  • Baking Soda- 1 tsp
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Cinnamon powder- ½ tsp
  • Vanilla essence- 1 Tbs
  • Granulated Sugar- ½ cup
  • Black tea- 1 cup
  • Eggs- 2
  • White Oil- 1 cup (you can also use butter instead of oil)
  • Dates: de-seeded and chopped- ½ cup

Procedure:

  • Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar and oil. Keep it aside.
  • Put the chopped dates in the black tea and boil this for 2 minutes. Leave it to cool.
  • Now fold in the flour mixture with the egg mixture slowly with the help of a wooden spoon.
  • Add the dates with tea in the egg and flour mixture and fold in slowly.
  • Add the vanilla in the cake batter.
  • Now preheat your OTG or convection micro oven in 180 degrees .
  • Grease and flour a loaf tin and put the batter in that.
  • Put the tin in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. The baking time depends on the oven. My oven took 65 minutes to bake this loaf
  • Check the loaf with a skewer, if it comes out clean; the loaf is done.
  • Take the loaf out from the tin and place it on a wired rack for cooling.

Recipe Contributed By:

Dwaipayan Dhar Chowdhury

Kolkata

India

Time Taken: 60 minutes

 

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