Introduction: Tea Bread
Here's a trick to make your regular old white bread recipe really pop: Add tea!
I usually do this in a bread machine, since I can put it on an overnight timer, so the tea has plenty of time to steep. It's good in other bread dough too.
Step 1: Ingredients
Use your regular white bread recipe. If you're using a bread machine, it probably came with a recipe.
Most of these call for:
-Oil (not pictured)
-Water (not pictured)
I add: tea! Some kind of fine bagged tea, ideally one with a lot of flavor. Pumpkin ginger is good, chocolate teas, etc. My favorite is pomegranate black tea.
For proportionality, my recipe uses 4c flour, and I put in 2 bags of tea.
Step 2: Open Tea Packets
Step 3: Pour Tea Into Mixer
Step 4: Add Water
This should be warm-hot water.
Step 5: Add Flour
Step 6: Add Other Ingredients
If your bread is on a delay timer, make sure that the yeast isn't touching anything wet.
Step 7: Put It in the Bread Machine
This picture was taken partway through the bread machine's progress.
With pomegranate black tea, it smells deliciously fruity through the whole process.
Step 8: Mm, Tasty Bread!
Delicious bread when the bread machine beeps!
Slice and enjoy.
A little butter really helps to bring out the tea flavor in the bread.
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