Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Raspberry Almond tea bread

Raspberry Pecan Tea Bread

Berries are abundantly available this time of the year, and I love to pack some in my weekly grocery shopping. The only downside is that they go bad so quickly, it breaks my heart having to throw away a couple of them. I had picked up different berries in the hope to make a terrine. But I ended up using them in different breads/cakes/pancakes etc. Here is the tea bread - it is actually more like a cake - just not as delicate. This is a wonderful raspberry studded quick bread with some almonds thrown in. We enjoyed it with some whipped cream, although it is good as is.

Raspberry almond tea bread

While using these delicate berries in cake batter, I much prefer to use frozen berries that are not thawed. With fresh ones, I invariably end up crushing a few no matter how gentle I am. And when you cut into a slice - it presents a gooey hot pink blob in the cake. Or with blueberries - the purple colour it lends is usually enough to ward off any unsuspecting guinea pigs!

In this recipe, I used fresh ones raspberries. And managed to find a couple of slices that were quite presentable.


INGREDIENTS
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen, unthawed)


INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and grease a loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar
3. Add in the liquids - the egg, milk and whip them togethe
4. In a seperate bowl, tip in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix it up
5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and gently mix until combined
6. Add in the rasperries and almonds and gently mix them into the batter
7. Pour it into the loaf pan and bake for about 60 to 70 minutes


Raspberry Pecan Tea Bread

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24 comments:

  1. ahhhhhhhhhhh...dear wht a marvellous tea bread...rasberries add the bful color and the crunch from almonds..simply delcious...lovely pics as usual....pass me tht slice...

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  2. Looks so good..great texture and color

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  3. Gorgeous bread... and I think i missed many of ur post.. the header is simply superb.. wonderful layout So much impressed with ur header.

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  4. I am swooning at the sight of the bread. You do have a way with taking appealing clicks. Yummy dear! Love Love Love it!

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  5. Looks drool worthy...lovely pic...awesome

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  6. This looks beautiful and with very uncomplicated ingredients. No offense meant, but should the pecans in the ingredient list be almonds?

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  7. @Soma :Oh yes indeed!..thanks for pointing that out! :)

    @Priti, @Cool Lassi(e), @Shabitha Karthikeyan, @Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) : Thank you for your wonderful comments!

    @Pavithra : Oh yes, I've missed you on my blog! Yes the header is lovely..thanks to a friend. I'll be doing a post about it soon..got a lot of comments on the header!

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  8. I just happened upon your blog. Love the recipes and photos.

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  9. stunning blog...great pics....

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  10. Awww I miss those fresh raspberries here...bread looks gorgeous!!! Some stunning pics dear!

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  11. yummy snacks feels great io love it

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  12. So beautiful, yummy and comforting! Lovely blog :-)

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  13. just had to copy that reciepe yum!

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  14. Love the new look. Simply elegant Tea bread looks so tempting :)

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  15. That is gorgeous! I love both raspberries and almonds and they're even more delicious together. Yum!

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  16. OH MY! That is one beauttttiful looking bread! This has been bookmarked as it includes all my favorite ingredients, yum! I can't wait to get into the kitchen!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  17. I can't wait to try this...perfect for summer!

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  18. Wow, great pictures--I'm glad I found your blog (via TK). I could use a piece of this to have with my morning coffee right about now . . .

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  19. This is what I like with a good strong cup of tea in the afternoon.

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  20. Wow this presents fantastically and I can't wait to give it a try! - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills

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