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Earl Grey Afternoon Tea Bread
  This bread looks like a regular loaf, but the brewed earl grey tea used instead of water and the added tealeaves give it a wonderful aroma. Serve freshly baked with a side of sweetened whipped cream, or toast and top with honey.

Ingredients (for 2-lb. breadmaker):

  • 1-1/3 cups earl grey tea, chilled
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 3 Tbsp. dry milk
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. dry earl grey tealeaves
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast (or 2-1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast)

Ingredients (for 1-lb. breadmaker):

  • 3/4 cup earl grey tea, chilled
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. dry milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. dry earl grey tealeaves
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast (or 1-1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast)

This recipe was developed for the Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker (BB-PAC20), Home Bakery Supreme® Breadmaker (BBCC-X20/BB-CEC20) and the Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker (BB-HAC10). Adjustments may be required for baking this bread on other models.


Attach kneading blade(s). Measure ingredients precisely and add to the baking pan in the order listed. Make sure that the yeast does not touch the liquid.


Place the baking pan into the Home Bakery, close the lid and plug the power cord into the outlet.


Select the BASIC setting for BBCC-X20/BB-CEC20 model and REGULAR setting for BB-HAC10 model. If using rapid rise yeast, use the QUICK setting. Press START.


When baking completes, press and hold the START/RESET button to turn off the unit. Take out the baking pan using oven mitts and gently shake the loaf out.


Let bread cool and serve.


Serving Suggestions:

This bread is delicious on its own, or topped with sweetened whipped cream or honey.