Spicy Tea Bread

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"This was my mother's recipe which has been modified from her great grandmother's. My mother's family is from Great Britain and Germany so they brought tea time and a love of spicy sweets with them and this is the result."
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2 h 5 m servings 350 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 350 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and dust a 9x5-inch loaf pan with white sugar.
  2. Combine dates, sugar, molasses, and butter in a large bowl. Pour tea over date mixture and mix well; set aside to cool, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, nutmeg, cardamom, and white pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Stir egg and vanilla extract into cooled date mixture. Add 1/3 the flour mixture to the date mixture; mix well. Repeat 2 more times with remaining flour mixture until batter is just combined; fold in walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours. Cool in pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't have the all the spices on hand substitute pumpkin or apple pie spice. Spelt flour can be substituted for the whole wheat flour. Anise can be substituted for cardamom.



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