A Game-Changing Hot Drink Plus a Fabulous Give-Away

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A Game-Changing Hot Drink
Plus a Fabulous Give-Away

Very occasionally you stumble across a game-changing new discovery.

For me, in the last 12 months, my foodie discoveries have been Chai tea, which I love to make with hot skimmed milk as a calciumtastic bedtime drink; cauliflower ‘rice’ – a tasty and nutritious carb-free side dish and comforting hot fruit infusions.

I first discovered fruit infusions on a
decadent trip to London to celebrate
my friend Kirstin’s 40th birthday.

Posh Pomelo & Melon fruit infusionWe enjoyed a spectacular ‘fashionista afternoon tea’ in the Berkley Hotel, Knightsbridge. With our fabulous array of goodies Kirstin ordered a Posh Pomelo & Melon fruit infusion as an alternative to ordinary leaf tea.

After a sneaky taste, all three of us were converts – wow. Nothing like the insipid nature of normal fruit teas, this infusion, made with dried fruits, was a revelation.

A while later our friend Gudi tracked fruit infusions down online and sent us a selection of Fr’cinni to enjoy at home.

These award winning Fr’cinnis are made using only the finest natural ingredients: air dried fruits, herbs and spices to create a taste experience like no other. Simply add 2-3 teaspoons to a cup or teapot, add hot water and drink hot or cool then chill. You can even eat the fruit afterwards.

Win-Frcinni-Fruit-Infusions

Spice Way, who produce Fr’cinni have kindly supplied us with a fabulous selection of infusions to give away, these include: Opulent Orange Chilli, Zesty Citrus, Green Tea with Ginger & Cinnamon, Amazing Apple, Fruit Earl Grey.

To be in with a chance of winning these and a gorgeous glass teapot – perfect for one cup click below.

Enter

To find out more about Frcinni click here https://www.spicewayuk.com/store/products/fr-cinni-fruit-infusions


 

And to accompany your fruit infusion why not bake this tasty teabread? Enjoy one or two slices then freeze the rest.

Banana & Sultana Loaf

Banana & Sultana Loaf

  • Servings: 8-10 slices
  • Time: 1½ hours plus standing
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Calories 176 per portion
Fat 0.4g (0g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Sultanas 225g (8oz)
  • Hot tea 300ml (½ pint)
  • Sunflower oil for brushing
  • Bananas 200g (7oz) weight with skins on
  • Light brown or caster sugar 110g (4oz)
  • Self-raising flour 225g (8oz)
  • Bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon 1 tsp

Banana & Sultana Loaf Instructions

  1. Put the sultanas in a bowl and pour over the hot tea. Leave for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly brush a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with a little oil and line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Peel and mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon, then stir in the sultanas and tea and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the tin, level the surface and cook for about 1 hour or until well risen and a skewer comes out cleanly when inserted in the cake.

To serve now: Leave the cake to cool in the tin, then loosen the edges and turn out, peel off the paper and slice.

To freeze: When the cake is cold, interleave the slices to be frozen with paper, then put them in a polybag, label and freeze. Use within 3 months.

To serve from the freezer: Thaw as many slices as required at room temperature for about 2 hours or until thoroughly defrosted.

Cook’s tip
You can use luxury mixed fruits in place of the sultanas, if you prefer. It tastes really good spread with a little butter.

Discover more recipes on the Dairy Diary website

 

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