Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

I will let you in on a shameful little secret.  I am one of those fussy people who judge a book by its cover. This is particularly true when it comes to cookbooks. Call me shallow, but I always need deliciously styled pictures accompanied next to every recipe. If the cookbook doesn’t contain a well styled picture, I refuse to give it a second glace.  I’m sure I’m not the only one alone who shares this compulsive need…  we eat with our eyes after all.

Earl Grey Tea Loaf CakeEarl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

It seems the further we get into this month, the busier I become. The pile of unread cookbooks I have accumulated is ridiculous. I have decided to put these cookbooks to use and share some of the inspiring work from the cooks that I love. Starting with this recipe for an Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake from the new cookbook Paris Pastry Club by Fanny Zanotti who also writes the blog like a strawberry milk.

Earl Grey Tea Loaf CakeEarl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

This recipe I was instantly attracted to. I love any home baked loaf bread. This dessert bread is soft, tender, not too sweet and lightly flavoured by the earl grey tea leaves. It is perfectly complimented by the sharp tang of the blood orange confit. What makes this recipe even better is the little line of melted butter that is piped on top the bread just before baking… giving the loaf that cracked and rustic look.

Earl Grey Tea Loaf CakeEarl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

Paris Pastry Club is as perfect and delicious as it sounds. The book is an incredible body of work with each chapter further drawing you into the Parisian fantasy… and beautiful photos accompany every recipe! Zanotti is a cook after my own heart and these recipes remind me of the sort of food I love to create, share and devour amongst loved ones.

Paris Pastry Club ignites the imagination and really inspires me to pursue and explore my fascination and love for french cuisine. You can get a copy here. As I further explore my culinary voice Paris Pastry Club will definitely be right by my side guiding me along the way.

Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake

Earl Grey 'Weekend' Tea Loaf Cake
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For the cake
  1. 1 1/2 tbsps French Earl Grey Tea Leaves
  2. 250g caster sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 200g plain flour, sifted
  5. zest from one orange
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 150g creme fraiche
  8. 50g butter, melted
  9. extra softened butter for piping
For the blood orange confit
  1. 6 blood oranges
  2. 1 litre water
  3. 200g caster sugar
  4. 1tbsp vanilla bean paste
  5. 150g water
  6. 20g cornflour diluted in 40g water
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Butter and flour a 1 litre loaf tin.
  2. With a food processor or mortar and pestle, crush the tea leaves with 50g of the caster sugar until a fine powder texture forms.
  3. Place the mixture in a large bowl along with the eggs and remaining caster sugar. Whisk until combined, light and creamy. (roughly 5 minutes)
  4. Mix the flour, orange zest and baking powder in a separate bowl. Fold these dry ingredients into the egg mixture and combine well.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the creme fraiche and melted butter. Combine half the egg mixture into the creme fraiche mixture. Mix well. Transfer back to the main batter mix and fold the mixtures gently to combine. Pour into the loaf tin.
  6. Pipe a line of the extra softened butter across the middle of the cake (this will form the gorgeous cracked crust).
  7. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 170C (340F) for 10 minutes. Further reduce the temperature again to 160C (320F) and bake for a further 25-35 minutes or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack then turn out and set aside.
For the blood orange confit
  1. Bring a large saucepan with litre of water to a boil. Add the blood oranges and bring back to the boil for 5 minutes. Remove the oranges with a slotted spoon into a bowl of iced cold water. Repeat this process of boiling then chilling once more.
  2. Slice the blood oranges finely and add to a saucepan with sugar, vanilla and 150g water. Simmer for 15-25 minutes or until syrup is reduced and oranges are beginning to candy. Quickly add in the diluted cornflour mixture and stir rapidly. Allow to return to the boil, then transfer to a bowl and until needed.
  3. Serve slices of the loaf cake topped with a dollop of creme fraiche and spoonful of blood orange orange confit.
Adapted from Paris Pastry Club
Adapted from Paris Pastry Club
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  • fanny January 25, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t come across your beautiful blog sooner. You turned this cake into something wonderful. Love love blood oranges. xx

  • Strawberry and Rose Whipped Roulade | butter and brioche November 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    […] Recently, I have become completely smitten with the idea of adding flora into baking. This introduction has opened a whole new door to how I interact with and perceive food. I now search for new ways to combine blooms into my baking – take for instance my sweetly scented jardin de fleurs cake, mellow chamomile, lemon and poppy seed muffins and fragrant earl grey tea loaf cake. […]

  • Broma Bakery September 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I completely agree on the visual needs front. So glad you tried this recipe, it looks divine! Perfect breakfast treat with a cup of tea 🙂

  • Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño September 11, 2014 at 1:56 am

    This is exactly the kind of thing I crave basically all hours of the day! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  • Cynthia @ Chic Eats September 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve been seeing early grey in so many recipes (breads, pies, etc.) and have wanted to give it a try. Your recipe looks delicious!

  • Jocelyn@BrucrewLife September 5, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Your photography is stunning, girl. Just stunning! And this bread looks lovely! 🙂

  • michele @ i-heart-baking September 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    omg YUM, this looks delicous! i LOVE earl grey!!!

  • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer September 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I absolutely love your photos (seriously, by far my favourite food photographer!) This recipe looks so beautiful. I have used Earl Grey in cookies before but you have me hankering for this bread!

    • thalia September 3, 2014 at 12:31 am

      That is so kind of you to say Kacey! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Sarah @ SnixyKitchen September 2, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I’ve got the same little secret! So hard for me to want to cook something if I don’t know what it’s supposed to look like. Although I’m trying to branch out and try recipes without photos, and so far they’ve been met with delicious results.

    My best friend will LOVE this earl grey cake – he’s a fanatic for earl grey anything.

  • Zainab September 2, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Love love this cake!!!

  • Louise | Cygnet Kitchen September 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    We seem to have the same problem Thalia! So many cookbooks, so little time! I’ve had this book for about a month but haven’t had the chance to cook anything from it yet. Its a fab book though and your version of her Earl Grey Tea Loaf Cake looks absolutely divine. I am going to have to make it and soon!

  • Vanessa August 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This bread looks gorgeous! I feel the same about cookbooks. Pictures really help to decide on the recipe. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Kyla @ Two Cups Cacao August 30, 2014 at 4:17 am

    This looks so delicious! I have never made my own bread, because I’ve been looking for the perfect recipe, but I think this recipe will fit my criteria. I love tea, and bread, so I’ll be sure to try this. Thanks for posting!

  • Heather @ SHards of Lavender August 30, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Thalia, this is one gorgeous loaf of bread. As I was staring at the beautiful pictures, I wondered how you achieved the crevice down the middle.. Thank you for explaining!

  • rika@vmblog August 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Stunning photos! I believe beautiful photos are the best part of the cookbook! I’ve always wanted to make my own bread or a loaf. But Earl Grey Tea in anything sounds fabulous. I had Earl Grey Tea moon cakes, and they were so delicious! And I love adding tea to my noodle soups, they are an important ingredient for flavor and color!

  • Mandi August 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I absolutely adore earl grey as a flavour for foods and drinks and this looks sensational. Nice for having friends around I bet! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments August 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Love the idea of a tea turned into a loaf. That has to be scrumptious!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Maryanne @ the little epicurean August 28, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love all things Earl Grey! I’m sure it smelled delicious fresh from the oven.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve infused tea in a few things but not a cake. This does sound so good!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    The tea in this sounds perfect!! Love this flavour combination!

  • Jill August 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    This looks great! I had no idea that the line of butter is what gives the cracked top! Totally into this trend of tea in everything!

  • Mike @TheIronYou August 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I love earl grey cakes, there’s something about the flavor that I find enticing!

  • Christine August 27, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Oh yum. I have very fond memories of tea time with cakes like this in France. I can’t get Earl Grey here, but I love Earl Grey infused baked goods, so I’m pinning and hope to use this at a later time. That confit-ed orange marmalade looks pretty delish…and we can get those…as soon as the apple butter in my fridge is gone…sluuuuurp.

  • Danielle | Krafted Koch August 27, 2014 at 2:40 am

    This looks fantastic! The dollop of creme fraiche and blood orange confit just put it over the top!

  • Jean @ Lemons & Anchovies August 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I could use a slice or two of this beautiful cake with my afternoon tea. Love the flavor combination and the confit you served it with. Lovely!

  • Amy @ Elephant Eats August 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I always judge books by their cover! whoops, hehe. Adding tea to cake sounds awesome.

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan August 26, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Wow – your photos have me drooling – simply decadent loaf and love the confit too!

  • Tricia @ Saving room for dessert August 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    What a completely gorgeous loaf! Your photos are fantastic and the cake amazing.

  • Christine @ Cooking with Cakes August 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    your photos are INSANELY gorgeous, I am blown away each and everytime. and uch those plates? PLUS this cake? officially in luuurve

  • Tiff | TiffanyBee.com August 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Hah! I’m just like you: if the book cover of a cookbook is ugly or nonexistent, meehh probably not going to pick it up. Even more so, if there aren’t very many pictures inside that are beautiful, I put it down even though the recipes might be amazing. Pictures do so much for cookbooks! Most of us like to see what the recipe looks like before even attempting it. Sure some recipes can sound really good, but most of us want that visual aide like we’re in kindergarten again haha.

    This recipe looks fantastic though! I love the combo of earl grey in a loaf!! How delicious. Beautiful photos!

  • Consuelo | Honey & Figs August 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Nothing can beat a cookbook with pretty pictures! I wouldn’t buy it other wise *ooops snob alert*. Your shots look absolutely gorgeous and they make this cake look even more delish. Oh how I’d love me a slice right now!

  • Joanne August 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I definitely eat with my eyes also, so I feel you girl! This loaf looks absolutely lovely. The delicate tea flavor sounds just lovely for an afternoon treat!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter August 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    This loaf is gorgeous Thalia! I love the sound of the earl grey in here – it sounds amazing!

  • Millie | Add a little August 26, 2014 at 11:58 am

    This looks wonderful Thalia! Love the earl grey flavour! I bet the orange confit would be amazing on pancakes too!

  • David @ Spiced August 26, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Wow! Speaking of excellent food photography, your photos in this post are outstanding. That bread looks like it wants to jump off of the screen and onto my plate! And I bet that bread tastes amazing…baking with tea has been on my list for a while, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Mir August 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Feel no shame! You’re just admitting to what we all do. I don’t like cookbooks without pics!
    This loaf cake looks divine. I love this recipe!

  • Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. August 26, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hmmm.. I was about to send that last one with the figs to Nicole! Sorry about thatt Thalia 🙂

  • Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. August 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

    These photos make me a feel like ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ 🙂 The cake looks and sounds gorgeous! Love all the combination of flavors.

  • Allison August 26, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I too love a good photo next to a recipe. What you’ve done here, really falls in line with that! Adding tea to desserts is one of my favourite ways to enhance a dish, and earl grey is always my go-to! Love the rich flavour and complexity. This is so fancy! I want a slice. And some tea. Cheers!

  • easyfoodsmith August 26, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful baked loaf there! I am not able to bring myself to bake with tea but your lovely cake is beckoning me to.

  • Shikha @ Shikha la mode August 26, 2014 at 8:51 am

    What a cool way to use Earl Grey! I was wondering how strong the flavor is in this loaf, since baking dulls the taste sometime.

  • Karen August 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

    BEAUTIFUL photos as always and such a wonderful recipe too – I make Earl Grey Scones sometimes, but I am minded to try this loaf cake now too! Karen

  • Ella-HomeCookingAdventure August 26, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Love the idea of making tea loaf cake. Sounds elegant and delicious. Never had one before, I think it’s about time to try it too.

  • shelley @ Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} August 25, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Looks beautiful! I secretly judge books by the cover too… not proud of it, but I think it’s okay to do it to cookbooks 🙂

  • Mira August 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I love Earl Gray tea, but never thought of making a dessert bread with it. I must get that book. Your photos are inspiring me a lot! I agree on the cookbooks without beautiful photos!

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext August 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    This loaf sounds amazing! Love the earl grey flavour, amazing unique take on a classic!

  • Jessie @ Straight to the Hips, Baby August 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    What a beautiful dessert loaf! I am the same with cookbooks… In fact, I just added another 3 to my Amazon cart. It’s an addiction. 🙂

  • judy @ I'm Bored, Let's Go August 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Yes, I agree…I have to have photos next to the recipe or I won’t even bother. This tea loaf looks delicious. And that cracked top…yum! My favorite part. Beautiful photos as well!

  • Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine August 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    This looks amazing! I need to try this!

    I also agree about cookbooks. In the age of ebooks, the books that actually make to my physical shelf have to also be beautiful! 🙂

  • Lisa H. August 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    great bake 🙂
    I wish I could reach out and grab a slice 😀

  • Liz August 25, 2014 at 11:59 am

    What a lovely bread to accompany my morning tea. And your photos inspire me…so darn gorgeous!!!

  • Bam's Kitchen August 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Not only does your early grey tea cake sound delicious but just love that blood orange confit. the 2 together match perfectly. Beautiful photos and post. Pinning this so I can make it later… Take Care, BAM

  • Gina August 25, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Mmm your stuff looks so yummy! Just my tastes. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, glad I found yours~~

    Pink Wings

  • Rachel @ Bakerita August 25, 2014 at 5:21 am

    This is such a beautiful loaf cake, and I love that you infused the earl grey flavor into it so nicely! Definitely want to try this one out…maybe into a cupcake?! Pinned 🙂

  • Julia | Orchard Street Kitchen August 25, 2014 at 2:12 am

    This looks delicious! I love Earl Grey, but have never used it in a recipe before. Beautiful pictures!

  • Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen August 24, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    What a beautiful cake! I also have to have delicious looking food on the cover to buy a cookbook. This cake would definitely appeal to me that way!

  • ATasteOfMadness August 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I am the exact same way with cookbooks. My dad swears by the recipes in one of his cookbooks, but when I picked it up, I was all “What is this? No pictures?” I am kind of ashamed to say that I lost interest.

    But this cake? I am wanting to make it with every picture you posted. Love this!

  • Sarah @ Devour August 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I love baking with tea! This looks incredibly tasty.

  • Lisa@bakebellissima August 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I can’t wait to pick up this book and try this recipe! I have a serious cookbook addiction as well…The loaf looks amazing!

  • cityhippyfarmgirl August 24, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Totally agree, great visuals for food is a must…otherwise my mind wanders.
    (and beautiful pics too 🙂

  • Teresa, foodonfifth August 24, 2014 at 3:00 am

    What a fantastic cake…using Earl Grey Tea…just brilliant. Perfect for afternoon coffee or tea. Lovely photos as well.

  • Katherine August 24, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Ooh I’ve never thought of making a cake like this. All of these pictures are so gorgeous. Is it weird that they almost calm me? You have such a gift with photography!

  • Love Keil (MunchkinTime) August 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    This looks delicious! Love all of those pics!

  • April @ Girl Gone Gourmet August 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Beautiful bread and I love the dish you served it on!

  • zerrin August 23, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Never had tea leaves in a cake before. Sounds so intriguing! I’m a fan of earl grey tea, so I’m sure I will love this cake. It looks fantastic! The pictures are amazing, especally the one with roses. I can almost feel their lovely scent!

  • Claudia @Breakfast Drama Queen August 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This loaf cake looks amazing! Such beautiful pictures!
    And I completely agree on the cookbooks thing – if there aren’t pretty pictures, I’m not interested!

  • Muna Kenny August 23, 2014 at 10:15 am

    What a beautiful loaf! I love the texture, it looks very light and fluffy. I have many cookbooks just sitting there in my living room, some with pictures some without, although I like to see the picture of the dish, sometimes I find it challenging when there is no picture, it makes me curious to know how it will look 🙂

  • Lindsey @ AMerican Heritage Cookin August 23, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I totally judge cookbooks by their covers too! I can’t help it, I must be judgey. This bread looks fabulous and so moist! I love your photos of this bread! It’s gorgeous!

  • Karen August 23, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Wow, this looks so good!! I’m definitely going to have to make this, and soon.

  • katie August 23, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Love this loaf cake! Pinning to my beautiful breads board 🙂

  • Sugar et al. August 23, 2014 at 12:52 am

    What a gorgeous loaf. I am a huge Earl Grey fan and this is a delicious way of using it. I agree with you. I need to get visually stimulated by a recipe for me to make it.

  • Mary (The Humble Plate) August 23, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Gorgeous. Your photography is amazing.

  • Deb August 22, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you for the introduction to Paris Pastry Club. If the Earl Grey Tea Loaf is any indication of what I have been missing count me in!

  • sue/the view from great island August 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I agree with you about the photos being essential to getting excited about a recipe, and that’s exactly what happened here with this bread, it looks gorgeous, and I can literally smell and taste all those wonderful Earl Grey flavors!

  • Eileen August 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This cake sounds just lovely! Of course, I’m not sure quite what I would drink with it if it’s already flavored with tea…but that won’t stop me. 🙂

  • Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen August 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Great photos! This tea loaf looks wonderful. I love the flecks of tea throughout 🙂

  • Paula @ Paula's Plate August 22, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I am the exact same way, I *need* pictures in my cookbooks; I want to know what my food will look like!
    Speaking of, you photos of the early grey loaf are stunning, I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ August 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I’m like you when it comes to pick a cookbook. I am pretty sure less “stylish” and visual books contains great recipe but bad pics put me off. This cake is wonderful, I just want to grab a slice now.

  • Stacey@bake eat repeat August 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This bread is stunning. And I’m the same way with cookbooks, if there’s no pictures I will never make anything from it!

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? August 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I am the same way with cookbooks. I don’t care for ones with no or very little pictures. You eat with your eyes first! But it does help me keep my cookbook collection from getting crazy since I’m so picky. I’ve been seeing so many recipes lately using Earl Grey tea. This loaf cake looks absolutely fantastic. Need to try it!

  • Heather Smoke (Curly Girl Kitchen) August 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I agree about the need for beautifully styled photos in cookbooks. I’ve always found loaf breads to be one of the most difficult things to photograph, something about finding the right angle that trips me up, but you did it so well! I can just taste that blood orange confit with the bread. I will have to try this in the fall.

  • Jessie {Life as a strawberry] August 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m the same way about cookbooks – the more pictures, the better!

  • Cheryl August 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    There is little I love more than Earl Grey-scented anything. This is going on my short list!

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle August 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I am so intrigued by the idea of infusing tea into desserts but I have yet to try it out. This bread just sounds so, so lovely. : )

  • Manali @ CookWithManali August 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    a slice would be perfect with a cup of coffee, looks fantastic!

  • Immaculate August 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Wow! This is one beautiful tea cake . If I could only have a slice of this with my coffee.This looks good to be part of a cookbook.

  • Gourmet Getaways August 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    That’s my tea and cake in a loaf! Love the combo!

    Gourmet Getaways

  • Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven August 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Oh my gosh, could this cake get anymore gorgeous?! I love simple tea cakes and I love your use of earl grey in this! Your photos are phenomenal, too! Pinned!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

    What a gorgeous bread, Thalia! Your pictures are flawless! And I’m so impressed by the flavor. Sounds amazing!

  • Emily August 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Never ever tried tea as an ingredient, but looks and sounds so tasty! The flecks of tea in the bread look lovely.

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 22, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Yes! Cookbooks are all about the pictures! This dessert bread looks amazing. I’ve never tried making one flavored with tea before.

  • Meinhilde August 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I agree with you about cookbooks needing beautiful photos…the only books I love that don’t have photos are by Susan Branch. Hers are beautifully hand-lettered and painted in watercolours.
    I also must try this cake, since I love earl grey tea!

  • Katerina August 22, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Looks very fluffy and I am sure it is packed with tea flavors!

  • Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen August 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

    What a beautiful and rustic looking loaf – and the blood orange confit looks amazing as well 🙂 I totally agree with you – delicious photos are a must in cookbooks with every recipe 😀 Exciting to check our the cookbook and blog – thanks!

  • Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} August 22, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Such a beautiful bread! I fully appreciate a homemade bread, and this sounds so light and fresh! Sounds like a fabulous cookbook.

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife August 22, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Ahhh I love France and I love pasties! Adding this to my ever-growing cookbook wish list.

  • Alyssa @ My Sequined Life August 22, 2014 at 3:36 am

    This bread looks like perfection, Thalia! I get a little disappointed when I don’t see a picture accompanying a recipe, too. We definitely do eat with our eyes first! That blood orange confit sounds so delicious, especially when paired with this bread!

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu August 22, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Your photos are gorgeous! And I am right with you, I always get disappointed if a cookbook doesnt have a photo for every recipe – I like to know what to aim for! 🙂

  • WHats baking?? August 22, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Interesting flavor n certainly looks soft

  • Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness August 22, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful tea cake. Great presentation.

  • Ahu @ ahueats August 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Gorgeous tea cake – love the use of tea in baked goods! I actually love grilling or toasting pound cakes as well!

  • sippitysup August 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Tres Chic! GREG

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen August 21, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I have cooked with tea leaves before, and we absolutely loved the dish! And, I love that you poured melted butter on top for that rustic look – it makes me want to dig right in and eat it!

  • Juliana August 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Nice tea loaf cake…I love the texture of this cake, and would sure love a slice of this cake with a cup of tea.
    Hope you are having a great week Thalia 😀

  • David @ I bake he shoots August 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I totally agree about the pictures in cookbooks. With all the competition from so many great food blogs, a cookbook in 2014 needs beautiful photos to go along with amazing recipes.

  • Emma @ bake then eat August 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    What a simply stunning loaf I love earl grey tea in sweet things. By the way I am the same with cookbooks, I like pictures to go with every recipe and I have a ton of them that I have bought but never cooked anything from. I defiantly need to rectify this and get baking!