21 May 2011

This One Won't Last Long..

I love the Sunday paper...
It has some pretty good recipes that I lust over but never seem to 
get the time to have a go at.

Today's temptress was one of Donna Hay's little delights, 
(with a few Kylie Millar tweaks here & there...)
Spiced Chai Tea Cake

Eat warm, straight from the oven...
ooh yum
This defiantly won't last long!

1 Cup Boiling water
2 Tablespoons Leaf Chai Tea
1 Cinnamon Quill
1 Cup Sultanas
185g Soften Butter
1 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Paste
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups SR Flour
2 Teaspoons cinnamon Powder
2 Teaspoons Mixed Spice

Pop the oven on to 180 degrees to warm up. Pour the hot water over the chai & cinnamon quill & leave to infuse for about 5 minutes. Strain the liquid (keep the liquid!Thats the stuff we are using), pour over the sultanas & leave to the side while you prepare the rest of the mixture. Pop the butter, sugar & vanilla paste into a mixer & beat until light & creamy. Add the flour, cinnamon powder & mixed spice & mix until just combined then add the tea & sultana liquid & continue to mix. Once it's all combined, pop in a lined tin & bake for about 35 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Brew yourself a cup of tea, sit down with the Sunday papers & Enjoy! x