A snowy day here in Central Virginia and with the cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing this week, all the snow is sticking to the ground. Brrrr… what better day to fire up the oven and make some really wonderful bread? Not your slice up and make a sandwich bread, though. This bread falls more into the “tea bread” line of things – in other words, a sweetened bread that can be eaten at tea time. The fact that it is made from whole wheat doesn’t detract from its demeanor at the tea table. In fact, it can hold its own with the stronger black teas.
This bread starts off with some great additions – lemon and orange zest, grated fresh ginger and a generous amount of cinnamon.
The whole house filled with the wonderful scents of the orange, lemon, cinnamon and ginger. The loaves baked up beautifully!
I could hardly wait for it to cool down before slicing into it. I made a nice pot of tea and enjoyed a tasty tea time treat on this snowy day!
I will be proud to offer this tea bread to local area residents in Central Virginia as it is one of the recipes I’ve submitted as part of my VDACS application. It’s temptingly delicious!