This tea loaf is incredibly easy to make and leaves you scratching your head as to how it can work with so few ingredients but believe me it does and provides a delicious afternoon treat! Don't use Guinness, it's not even vegetarian let alone vegan. We used the lovely stout made by Marble a local brewery but check Barnivore too for other alternatives.
Chocolate Stout and Cranberry Tea Loaf
2 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
12 fluid oz of stout
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
3/4 cup of good dark chocolate chopped into chunks
Pre-heat the oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas Mark 4
Grease and flour a 1lb loaf tin.
Sieve the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl and mix together.
Pour in the stout and stir well until combined.
Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chunks.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes.
Let it cool in the tin on a cooling rack before eating.
Recipe by Caroline Turner