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earl grey tea fruit bread loaf

Earl Grey Tea Fruit Bread Loaf

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices

Afternoon tea is something very special in my opinion. There are certain things that cannot be missed when you are preparing an afternoon tea for friends or family or just want a lovely cup of tea and enjoy by yourself. A fruit loaf is one of them and this super easy and tasty Thermomix recipe is very quick to prepare and will just taste so incredible. I used a combination of dried fruit that I really like but you can experiment with your own favourites. Cranberries or dried cherries would go really well too but you can also just use up what you have at home. 


  • 2 Earl Grey Teabags
  • 300 g boiling water
  • 150 g raisins or sultanas
  • 1 orange zest
  • 100 g dried apricots
  • 60 g muscovado sugar
  • 275 g plain flour
  • 1 level Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 75 g apricot jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin with butter or line with greaseproof paper and set aside. 

  2. Pour the boiling water in a jug and place the teabags inside. Leave to infuse for 3 minutes, then remove the teabags and add the raisins. 

  3. Meanwhile, place the orange zest in the mixing bowl. Chop 5 Sec. / Speed 10. Add the dried apricots and chop 3 Sec. / Speed 7

  4. Pour in the tea and infused raisins. Add the muscovado sugar, plain flour, baking powder, mixed spice, salt and eggs and combine 30 Sec. / Speed 4.

  5.  Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour. If the loaf gets dark before the baking time is up, simply cover wit some foil or greaseproof paper to avoid the top from browning too much. Once baked, remove and leave to cool for a few minutes in the tin.  

  6. Heat the apricot jam in a saucepan until just boiling. Using a pastry brush, brush the jam oven the loaf. Leave to set for a few minutes, then remove the loaf from the tin and leave to cool on a wire cooling rack. Serve with some butter and jam. 

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  1. Earl Grey Tea Fruit Bread Loaf - My Tasty Things on March 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

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  2. Jan Pottinger on June 7, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Love this fruit loaf, so easy to make. My husband liked it and also took it along to a quilting retreat where it was enjoyed by all. I used already diced apricots. Thanks Sophia.

  3. Helena on April 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Tried this recipe today. We love it! Had no apricots though, so I used some pine nuts and wholenuts. Will top it with my home made peanut butter. Thank you Sophia! (I’m also on the 24h waiting process for the cheat’s sourdough. Will finish it tomorrow 🤞 and will let you know)

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