Marbled Chocolate Tea Bread

Recipe by Millereg
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 5
YIELD: 10 slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Grease an 8” by 4” loaf tin and line the base and sides with greaseproof paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, then gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in the flour.
  • Transfer half the mixture to another bowl and beat in the orange zest, juice and orange extract, if using.
  • Break the chocolate into pieces, put into a small bowl and place over a pan of simmering water; stir until the chocolate melts.
  • Stir into the remaining cake mixture with the cocoa powder.
  • Put alternate spoonfuls of the two mixtures into the prepared tin, and use a knife to swirl through the mixture to make a marbled effect, then level the surface.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 1¼- 1½ hours, until well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve cut into slices.
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