Cool nights and tea go together like cheese and wine! They just work. Now, how does that compare with when you mix cranberries and tea? Oh, let’s talk about that!
I can remember my first experience with cranberry tea, at the time it was only available at Trader Joe’s. It was sweet, tart and worked perfectly with the strong tea flavors. The cranberry tea is still my favorite choice along side green tea, of course. So when we were thinking about a fun tea recipe, it was a no-brainer.
Cranberry Green Tea Sweet Bread … one word to describe it? That’s easy. Dance. Why? Well, because with every bite you will break out in a happy dance. Seriously.
Let’s talk about why we are we baking with tea? Just like in the past, I’m teaming up with some fab food bloggers to bring you a mix of recipes that will include tea in some pretty creative way. Just check out the links below to see the recipes from all the bloggers!
You can find some other cranberry recipes in my vault, because I love baking with delicious berries. Here are a few recipes to check out: Gluten-Free Cranberry Sweet Bread, Boozy Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins, Cranberry Spice Cake, Boozy Cranberry Tangerine Coffee Cake.
Thank you so much, The Republic of Tea for the Super Green Tea, it was perfect in my recipe. Thank you so much, Charles Viancin for the super cute tea infusers.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bread loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.
In small sauce pan, on medium heat, cook together cranberries, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Once cranberries start popping and are soft, mash the cranberries and mix all ingredients together well. Remove from pan, and put in bowl to cool.
Boil 3/4 cup water. Steep two pouches of green tea in boiling for about 3-5 minutes. Let cool.
In small bowl, flour, mix together baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
In medium bowl, mix together sugar, butter, egg, and Quark (or Greek yogurt).
Divide batter, 2/3 of batter for green tea, 1/3 of batter for cranberry sauce.
Put the green tea batter on bottom of greased loaf pan, add cranberry batter, use a knife or chopstick to mix batter around.
Bake for 50 minutes, depending on oven. Check with toothpick to ensure it is cooked through.
A baker’s dozen bloggers have come together to share different recipes that use tea during the month of November. Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory #TastyParTEA’s creations will make your mouth water.
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