Happy 1st of August, or, as we Yorkshire folk like to call it – Yorkshire Day!
As a Yorkshire lass I had to come up with something special to celebrate today and what could be more appropriate than this Gluten Free Marmalade and Yorkshire Tea Loaf?
This loaf isn’t just the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, it actually contains tea, which helps to keep the cake nice and moist – what could be better and than a cake made out of tea?
The cake is also lightly flavoured with spicy ginger and orange and is smothered in a thick layer of marmalade glaze which, again, provides moisture and ensures the cake keeps well.
100ml Hot Strong Yorkshire Tea
225g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (I used Doves)
1 tsp baking powder
100g Brown Sugar
Zest of 1 Orange
2 tsp ginger
50g butter, melted
3 tbsp, marmalade melted (1 tbsp for glazing the cake)
1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C/Gas Mark 3 then grease and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
2. Place the sultanas in a bowl, pour over the tea then leave to soak.
3. Into a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder, then stir in the sugar, orange zest and ginger.
4. Add the eggs, melted butter and 2 tablespoons of the melted marmalade to the dry ingredients, then pour over the tea soaked sultanas and beat until all the ingredients are combined.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin – don’t worry if the mixture is a little wetter than a normal tea loaf mixture should be as gluten free flour requires a little more moisture.
6. Bake for about 40 – 45 minutes until the cake is firm to touch.
7. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack.
8. While the cake is warm spoon over the remaining marmalade – which you can reheat a little if it’s cooled down.
Happy Yorkshire Day!