{Secret Recipe Club} Chai Tea Bread

I just love participating in the Secret Recipe Club. I love getting my email from Tina telling me which blog I am assigned to for the month and I LOVE going through said blog and looking at all the amazing recipes and trying to narrow it down to just one recipe to make. Call me crazy, but it makes me happy.

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My blog assignment this month was The Jey of Cooking. Her blog is wonderful!  It was so hard to narrow it down to just one recipe to make.  So, of course I’ll be making these other recipes in the near future: Artichoke Dip in Wonton Cups (oh my!), Cinnamon Chip Cream Cheese Cookies (drool), Zesty Shrimp Past with Leeks and Arugula (yowza!) and her Homemade Pasta with Creamy Zucchini Sauce (heavenly!)  But I chose to make her delicious looking Chai Tea Bread for this post.  I just love bread and I absolutely love Chai Tea.
Chai Tea Bread – from The Jey of Cooking
For the bread:
* 1/2 cup butter
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 Tbsp. vanilla
* 1/2 cup prepared black tea, cooled
* 1/3 cup milk
* 1/4 tsp. cardamom
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp. cloves
* 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
* 2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 2 cups flour
For the glaze:
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1/4 tsp. vanilla
* 3-6 tsp. prepared black tea, cooled
* additional cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the bottom of a loaf pan with cooking spray.
I used a Chai Spice tea rather than black tea.  I loved the smell of it and thought it would taste really good.


In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, tea milk, vanilla and spices on low speed until well combined.  Slowly add the baking powder, salt and flour.  Stir just until moistened.  Pour into prepared pan.
Can you see the spices in there?


Bake for 50 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on wire rack for 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 teaspoons of the tea, adding more of the tea until it is a spreadable consistency.  Spread glaze over the bread and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.


It made my house smell so good while it was baking.  The smell screamed fall to me.


Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers in today’s reveal.  It’s always so much fun seeing what others have baked.  And so many great recipes in one location.  Yeah!

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  1. I must make this! Check out my homemade Nutella poptarts post for the Secret Recipe Club http://pennypinchingprovisions.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-poptarts.html

  2. I love the flavors of this! I bet it’s delicious with some butter on top!

  3. Great choice of recipes, Erin. This looks delish. Save me a slice.

  4. Oh wow, your chai bread looks amazing!!!! So scrumptious for the fall season!

  5. What a perfect bread for my afternoon tea time. It looks delicious. This is a great pick for the SRC! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
    Miz Helen

  6. I love tea bread and make it a spicy chai flavor. That is just a slice of fall. Yum!

  7. I bet it smelled amazing while it was cooking!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love it if you’d check out my SRC recipe for Crockpot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal.

  8. This sounds really interesting – in a good way. ;o) My mom loves chai tea, so I think I’ll give this a try when she comes to visit next month.

  9. What a lovely bread – I think I have a similar one pinned on pinterest, but I’m going to pin it again. Looking forward to having an opportunity to make it.

    I hope you’ll stop by to visit my SRC post for Honey Vinaigrette Grilled Chicken.


  10. This looks yummy – I have added it to my list to make soon.

  11. Oh my gosh, I love Stash’s Chai Tea. I can’t wait to try this. Maybe as muffins though? Thanks for sharing!!

  12. What a great way to use Chai Tea, yum!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group ‘A’ SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  13. What a unique, delicious quick bread. The glaze is a lovely addition…yum!

  14. Sounds delicious — my husband would love it. So fun to be in SRC with you!

  15. Chai tea and bread in one? Its like everything I love about life combined! 😛 This looks great, definitely bookmarking it for later!

  16. So glad you enjoyed the bread! It’s one of the favorite things I’ve made.

  17. I love the spices in chai tea, and I’m sure this bread must smell so good coming out of the oven. Nice pick for SRC!

  18. First time here, you ARE creating great memories w/your kids…Kudos!!

    Thanks for featuring tea so well 🙂

  19. That looks SO good, especially with the frosting on top.

  20. I love anything Chai! This bread sounds delish!!

  21. I’ve never thought to use tea in breads before! What a great idea though. With so many teas, the possibilities are endless.

  22. I got hooked on Chai Tea not too long ago! Love the flavor. This bread looks so amazing! I want I slice or heck just send me the whole loaf!! Will be making it soon!!

  23. You know how much I love chai. This sounds perfect.

  24. Has anyone tried this recipe with soy milk? Did it come out the same? Thanks. -Angie

  25. I love chai tea. This bread must be delicious with all of those wonderful fall flavors. I would love to try it:)

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  27. just wanted to let you know that i featured this recipe on my blog today! have a wonderful weekend!

  28. I made this the other day and it’s absolutely delicious. I swapped out half the butter for yogurt, doubled the cinnamon, and skipped the glaze. Oh, and I used English Breakfast Tea. The texture is perfect, light and fluffy, and the flavors are amazing, I love the way you can taste all these different spices but they come together perfectly. Thanks so much. I blogged it here.