Spice Chai and pear loaf

24 Oct

The warming blend of Chai spices suits well the autumn weather, and when it gets darker and colder outside we can’t help but feeling like baking all the time! Emily, the head chef at Lahloo Pantry, has shared this Spice Chai and pear loaf recipe with us.  With a moist texture that oozes autumnal flavours, it’s easy to understand why it’s being a huge sucess at the Pantry!

Ingredients:

Pear topping:

Loaf:

  • 265g butter
  • 265 caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 265g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 115ml full fat milk

For the topping:
Peel and slice the pear and combine with Spice Chai, sugar, and water. cooking down in a saucepan. Save the sugar syrup to moisten the cake and line the bottom of the loaf tin with the fruit.

For the loaf:
Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs individually. Combine all dry ingredients and add, then slowly pour in the milk.  Pour into the loaf tin on top of the fruit and bake for 20 minutes at 170c. Cover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the tin. Trim top and flip over so fruit is on top. Poke with a knife and drizzle with sugar syrup.

Our tip: try using apple instead of pear. Have it with a cup of Spice Chai! 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Spice Chai and pear loaf”

  1. trialsinfood October 24, 2012 at 16:20 #

    looks yummy!

  2. frugalfeeding October 24, 2012 at 16:55 #

    What great flavourings! Lovely! Pretty too 🙂

  3. Kiran October 24, 2012 at 20:00 #

    This sounds wonderful! I will have to try 🙂

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