This wholesome bread is made with whole-wheat flour and flavoured with tea and spices. It is lovely when eaten by itself, but tastes best when served with a little butter.
Makes 1 loaf
Butter to grease the loaf pan, plus extra to serve
1 teaspoon black tea leaves
1 cup mixed dried-fruits (like raisins, dried cranberries)
1½ cups/220g chapathi flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium egg, whisked until smooth
2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place a rack in the centre of the oven. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan with the butter.
- Bring 1 cup/250ml water to a boil. Add the tea leaves. Simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and strain.
- Add the dried-fruits and let soak for 20 minutes.
- Sieve the chapathi flour, baking powder and garam masala in a medium bowl.
- Mix the vegetable oil, egg and honey in another bowl. Add to the chapathi flour mixture.
- Add the soaked dried fruits, along with the soaking liquid.
- Mix and transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre of the bread comes out clean.
- Remove the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with butter.