Walnut Tea Loaf

Course Dessert
Keyword loaf, tea
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 317kcal


  • 100 g dried apricots roughly chopped
  • 75 g dried figs quartered
  • 75 g pitted dates roughly chopped
  • 2 earl grey tea bags
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 200 g light brown soft sugar
  • 75 g California Walnuts roughly chopped plus 12 whole walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 1kg loaf tin.
  • Mix together the fruit in a bowl and add the tea bags, pour over 300ml boiling water and leave to steep for 20 minutes, discard the tea bags.
  • Whisk together the eggs, flour and sugar in a large bowl and stir in the dried fruits plus all the liquid and the chopped walnuts. Pour into the prepared tin, arrange the whole walnuts on top and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean, cover with foil if the top begins to get too dark.
  • Allow to cool before removing from the tin.

Cooks tip

  • Any flavour tea bag will work just as well. Great for on the go breakfast or afternoon teatime.


Serving: 110g | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.3g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Fibre: 3.7g | Sugar: 32.5g


Salt: 0.30g
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