Tea and Lime Loaf

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Take a step out of the ho-hum ordinary, with this delicious cake. Delicately flavored with lime.

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  1. Cream 1 cup (250 mL) sugar, shortening and eggs thoroughly.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and rind; mix well.
  3. Add alternately with cold tea to creamed mixture, starting and ending with flour mixture.
  4. Fold in nuts.
  5. Turn into greased waxed paper-lined 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch (1 1/2 L) loaf pan.
  6. Level top.
  7. Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for about 1 hour or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Leave in pan.
  9. Heat remaining sugar and lime juice until sugar is dissolved.
  10. Pierce loaf all over top with wooden pick.
  11. Spoon syrup over bread slowly, letting small amounts sink into loaf before adding more.
  12. Cool loaf before removing from pan.
  13. * Note: Red Rose is a brand name of standard blended Orange and Black Pekoe tea.
  14. http://www.redrosetea.com/history.aspx.