Recipe | Tea Bread

Whilst I’m looking for a job, I regularly pop to London for interviews and stay with my boyfriend. I wanted to take him something and, as he’s from Yorkshire and loves tea, I decided to make him some Yorkshire tea bread!


Tea bread is like a normal fruit cake but tea infused and not as rich. It’s the perfect afternoon pick me up, sliced, spread with butter and (unsurprisingly) is perfectly paired with a cup of tea. Luckily the recipe makes two loaves so I could leave one behind for my dad to keep him happy!



  • 350g mixed dried fruit, (e.g cherries, raisins and sultanas)

  • 225g light muscovado sugar

  • 300ml hot Yorkshire tea (use 2 tea bags)

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 1 lemon grind finely grated


  1. Mix the sugar and tea into the dried fruit and leave it to soak over night, covering the bowl with cling film.

  2. The next day stir in the flour, lemon grind and egg. Spoon the mixture into two greased and lined loaf tins.

  3. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 150ºC/130ºC Fan/Gas 2.