I am *a little* bit obsessed with chai at the mo. I banged on about the stuff enough in my last post.
I always feel like chai is the taste of autumn and all the warming, comforting loveliness that comes with it.
Soy chai latte is my current Pret order and regular PG Tips have been swapped for Twinings spicy chai OH BEBEH. Alas, I haven’t yet tried it in bake form. Apologies in advance for saying chai about 23948 times throughout this post hehe.
I was craving a big ole loaf of autumnal lovin’ with warming chai, cinnamon and vanilla, but couldn’t quite find the recipe I was looking for – so I made it up. 😎
I adapted it from my banana loaf recipe, swapping the ‘nana for a cup of steeped chai. I am V happy to have found a gluten and refined sugar free cake recipe that actually works and tastes pretty good too. If you fancy giving this bake a chai (try… ho ho ho) here is what you need:
Loaf tin & baking paper
300g ground almonds
175g unsalted butter, softened
3 large free range eggs (whisked)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup 3 steeped sachets of chai tea
1 1/2 ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
I whipped up a quick buttercream icing to top my bake, however it is completely optional! I think this loaf would be perf as a slightly more savory breakfast snack too. 👌
First tings first, line your loaf tin with baking paper and pre heat your oven to around gas mark 6 /200C.
Boil your kettle and steep your chai (the longer, the stronger).
Start by measuring out your ground almonds. Add into a large bowl, then measure your butter.
Combine the almonds and butter, then gradually add your whisked eggs into the mix.
Pour in your honey and mix through. Add in your vanilla extract, steeped chai, cinnamon and baking powder. Mix through, then pour into your loaf tin. It will be quite a liquid-y mix, but don’t worry about that! Pop in the oven, set a timer for about 40 mins and go put ya feet up!
Check your bake at 40 mins – it should be almost there! Give it the ole skewer test, it if comes out clean, she’s ready to go! If the skewer comes out coated in cake mixture, ya gal needs a few extra mins.
Once out the oven, leave to cool for a few moments. Then take your chai babeh out the tin and leave to cool completely if you want to ice it. If not, grab a cuppa tea and dig in! Nothing better than a bake fresh out the oven. MmmmmMMM.
Let’s av a slice…
Very moist, light and tasted like sweet chai. GET IN SON. We gobbled a slice with a cup of tea then carried the bake on the bus and to my mummas for pudding. It went down a treat, even with the younguns (I didn’t tell ’em it didn’t have any sugar in it hehe).
What do ya think? Is chai your thang?
I wish I had a few slices left for GBBO tonight dammit! Will you be watching?