One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of cake, baked in the shape of a loaf, containing dried fruit that has been soaked in tea before baking.
- ‘As well as making mouthwatering delights such as chocolate brownies, cherry cakes, tea bread and fruit cakes, he can also turn his hand to preserves, pates and pork and Cumberland sausages.’
- ‘We all knew how to make cream cake and Sunday pudding and shortbread, but the recipe for Grandma's tea bread was locked in her memory.’
- ‘Try pies, stews, chutney, soups and tea breads made with pumpkin.’
- ‘Another bread, bara brith, is at least as good as any other fruit loaf or tea bread (a genre in which Celtic bakers excel).’
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