The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery:

Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

I love baking, as many of my regular readers will know! I love the weighing and sifting, as well as the perusal of cookbooks and those cracking recipe ideas that come to you in the middle of the night. I also love bakeware, and especially British non-stick bakeware; so, when I was sent this gorgeous limited edition tin recently, from George Wilkinson, I was over the moon, especially as I already have the matching cake tin in this range too. Now, it is easy for some readers to think that as I was sent this tin for free, my review will be biased – well, not at all. I try to be objective, honest as well as fair in all of my reviews, and the simple fact is that I LOVE all of the George Wilkinson range, for numerous reasons. Firstly, it is all British, secondly, it is really well made and comes with a 15 year guarantee; thirdly, I LOVE the GlideX non-stick finish, as well as the fact that the bakeware is scratch and flake-resistant. But, beyond all the practical reasons, it JUST looks SO good – its stylish good looks add a certain British baking panache to any avid baker’s kitchen! My lovely old-fashioned and vintage looking loaf tin is part of the Limited Edition range that comprises a cake tin (that I already have), a muffin/bun tin and a baking sheet.

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

I pondered for many days about what I would bake in my lovely vintage looking tin; and then it came to me, as I have been making lots of marmalade lately, for the Marmalade Awards, I would make an old-fashioned marmalade tea loaf. Plus, a tea loaf was the perfect recipe to make for a little project I am working on with Clover Seedburst. I have been asked to work on a couple of recipe ideas with Clover Seedburst; so this loaf was made just so I could spread some of this lovely seeded spread on to a thick slice of tea loaf, served with a cup of tea of course. I am VERY impressed with Seedburst – it has 70% less saturated fat than butter, and contains seeds and whole grains in it. It is well known that seeds and grains are the power house of nutrition and energy, and are packed with unsaturated fats which contain “good” HDL (high density lipoprotein) fats that help to maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels for a healthy heart. It’s suitable for vegetarians and it TASTES great too!

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

I had planned to actually bake my cake WITH Seedburst, but it is not suitable for baking and some cooking – however, it is delectable spread on toast, slathered over baked potatoes, used in sandwiches as well as being added to cooked fresh vegetables, and it was DELICIOUS when spread on a slice of my Sticky Marmalade Tea Loaf too. The seeds and grains are visible in the spread, and it also has a drop of sea salt added which makes it is a “savoury” kind of low-fat spread. But, I LOVE that sweet and salty flavour combination, a bit like salted caramel, and so it really did taste amazing when spread on my marmalade tea loaf.

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The recipe is based on an old family recipe, that my grandmother used to make; she would use Seville orange marmalade and add ginger to the loaf as my grandfather was a bit of a ginger addict, as I am. But, I discovered half a jar of home-made ginger marmalade lurking at the back of the fridge, so I thought I would make a double ginger tea loaf. The glaze is a modern invention and based on the “drizzle” cake idea, but it does keep the cake beautifully moist and adds an extra marmalade kick to the loaf. You can freeze this loaf in slices, just pop a piece of greaseproof paper between the slices and then put them into a container or a “zip-lock” freezer bag.

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

This is the first recipe that I have developed that uses Seedburst, look put for a savoury one at the beginning of next week. In case you were wondering, as I was, what seeds and grains are contained in Seedburst, they are: Sesame, barley, linseeds, oats, wheat, rye and millet. The spread has a vaguely “Ryvita” kind of smell, which was rather comforting, and tasted delicious – a sort of cross between a salted butter and a crisp bread, and the texture of the seeds and grains in the spread added to the overall tasting experience. Both Malcolm, (my husband) and I were impressed, and the plan is to use some in a baked potato next time we have them.

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it, it’s an easy “throw it all in one bowl” type of recipe, and other marmalades can be used of you are not a lover of ginger; likewise, substitute the ground ginger for some cinnamon along with the mixed spice. My verdict for the George Wilkinson loaf tin – it’s BRILLIANT! I sprayed the tin lightly with some baking spray and forgot to line the base with greaseproof paper (ooops), and the loaf just FELL out of the tin, no sticking at all. The loaf tin was also a breeze to clean, with a little hot soapy water, and that was it. I will leave you with the recipe below, do try some Clover Seedburst next time you go shopping, we both thought it was wonderful. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you soon, Karen

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

Disclaimer: I was sent a George Wilkinson Ltd Edition Loaf Tin for free to review, with no request to post my findings here; I have chosen to share my review and thoughts with my readers, as I believe the product to be of the highest quality and a great help in the kitchen.

Disclaimer: I was paid a fee by Clover Seedburst to cover the cost of my ingredients in developing some recipes that use the spread; this is recipe number one, and I have one more recipe to share with my readers. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way by Clover Seedburst.

Karen S Burns-Booth

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf

Serves 12 slices
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Halloween
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A traditional British tea loaf made with ginger marmalade, spices and chopped walnuts. The sticky glaze keeps the loaf lovely and moist, and adds an extra marmalade zing to the tea loaf. Serve in slices with butter or a high quality spread, such as Clover Seedburst. Perfect for the school or office lunch box, picnics and afternoon tea. Can be frozen in slices, with greaseproof paper in-between each slice. Use any marmalade that you have to hand; grapefruit and traditional Seville orange marmalade is also delicious.

Ingredients

  • 150g ginger marmalade (About a third of an 450g jar) (or normal marmalade if you are not a lover of ginger)
  • 175g margarine or butter, softened
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100g walnuts, shelled and roughly chopped

Note

A traditional British tea loaf made with ginger marmalade, spices and chopped walnuts. The sticky glaze keeps the loaf lovely and moist, and adds an extra marmalade zing to the tea loaf. Serve in slices with butter or a high quality spread, such as Clover Seedburst. Perfect for the school or office lunch box, picnics and afternoon tea. Can be frozen in slices, with greaseproof paper in-between each slice. Use any marmalade that you have to hand; grapefruit and traditional Seville orange marmalade is also delicious.

Directions

Step 1 Preheat the oven to 180 C/Gas 4. Butter a 1kg/2lb loaf tin and line with bottom with greaseproof paper. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the marmalade in a small saucepan.
Step 2 In a mixing bowl, add the remaining marmalade with the softened margarine or butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and spices, and mix until smooth and light for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chopped walnuts and stir well.
Step 3 Pour or spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
Step 4 Bake for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil after 40 minutes if the loaf is browning too much. Once cooked, carefully remove from the tin, and cool slightly on a wire rack.
Step 5 Gently heat the reserved marmalade with a teaspoon of water, and then spread the marmalade glaze over the top of the warm loaf. (You can also add the glaze to the loaf whilst in the tin, but this makes it more difficult to get out)
Step 6 Serve cut into slices and buttered if desired.
The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

The Lavender & Lovage Weekend Bakery: Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe

Comments

  1. says

    What a gorgeous looking loaf. So sticky and fruity. I live a loaf cake like this. It reminds me of visits to my grandmas house who would always serve her tea loaf spread with butter. Lovely tin too. They’re such a fab range aren’t they? Xxx

  2. says

    Ohh Karen, that is my kind of dessert! I love baked sweet breads & pie! I’ll bet your home smelled amazing too!!! This looks like a keeper!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. says

    marmalade and ginger are the sort of things that remind us of grandmothers – I love the sound of this loaf – it would suit my mum very well too so I must bookmark it for next time I make her a cake

  4. HelenD says

    I so much like these baking tins! Look gorgeous!
    Ginger marmalade? I’ll have to find some and make the cake!
    Great recipe!

  5. says

    Your sticky loaf looks amazing and your photos are beautiful as ever. This is just the kind of cake I enjoy the most. The spread is such a good idea, but I cannot see past lurpack I am afraid.

  6. Chritine Potter says

    I absolutely love the look of your loaf I will definatley make this for the village flower show in September. I spend loads of time looking for tea loaf recipes to make and enter in the show. Last year I made a date and walnut loaf which has taken 1st place in previous times, it was not up to my usualy standard and was beaten into 2nd place by my tea loaf which I had found in a supermarket magazine just weeks before. If I can make your loaf and get it to look as good as your amazing photo I am sure it will be a winner.

  7. Fiona Matters says

    This cake looks lovely. I adore tea loafs. I’ve also been looking for a nice deep loaf tin and this one looks great! Shared on twitter.

  8. says

    Gorgeous cake Karen – my favourite sort, sticky and moist. And as a fellow ginger lover, I love the double kick element! It looks so pretty too in your lovely new tin. But I’m afraid I’d have to spread mine with butter although it was interesting to read what you thought of the new spread.

  9. Tracy Nixon says

    Nice recipe but I would wait and have this with a mid morning cuppa rather than at breakfast. Some how I don’t fancy cake for breakfast.

  10. says

    I’ve got a jar of ginger marmalade, it’s been in the fridge since we were given it at Christmas! But cake for breakfast, can I justify it….yes I’m sure I can!
    Think I will make this tomorrow, hehe, excited already!

  11. Fiona Matters says

    I love the idea of having this for breakfast. I’m often running out the door so a quick slice of cake works really well. I discovered this when finishing off my Christmas cake. It’s the end of February and I still have some left! Might try making the marmalade to your recipe too.

  12. Lynn Savage says

    I love loaf cakes and this looks great. I’m not really a marmalade lover though so I wonder if it would work with lime marmalade which I do love. mmmm I’ll have to try it out.

  13. Tracy Nixon says

    Yeah! I made this yesterday pm and it was delicious! Going to make a one for my mum this afternoon!

  14. Tracy Nixon says

    Tweeted @tracyknixon My Aunty is making this at the weekend but going to use a jam instead! Well she does like to be a little different!

  15. Tracy Nixon says

    Never thought I would eat cake for brekkie! But I suppose the Spanish do – those little Madiera cakes!

  16. Helen says

    This looks delicious spread with English butter. My mum used to make something similar when I was a child, it brings back fond memories

  17. Rachel Ray says

    I’ve got jars of marmalade from my 3 fruit marmalade making spree a few months ago. I will have to try this…yum!

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