Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chai Spiced Tea Loaves

1/2 c. water
1 tea bag-English Breakfast Tea

3 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp chai spice blend*
1 tsp baking powder baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 c. vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. packed light brown sugar

5 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour 5 mini loaf pans.

In micro-proof measuring cup, heat 1/2 cup water in microwave 2 minutes or until boiling. Steep tea bag in water; set aside to cool.

Combine flour, chai spice, baking powder & baking soda in medium mixing bowl.

Drain tea bag & pour off any excess to reserve 1/3 c. and stir in yogurt.

In large bowl, cream butter until light, about 1 minute. Gradually beat in granulated and brown sugars in 2 batches. Beat 2 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in eggs in 2 batches, until well blended. Add vanilla & beat until combined.

Mix in flour mixture and tea mixture alternately, beginning & ending with flour mixture just until combined.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.

Bake loaves 30 minutes or until tester inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove loaves to cool on wire racks 15 minutes.

*Chai Spice Recipe

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