Chai-Spiced Bread

Whip up a quick bread in minutes! This one boasts fabulous flavors of subtle tea and tempting spices.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Bread

3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup prepared tea or water
1/3
cup milk
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
3/4
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
3
to 5 teaspoons milk
Additional ground cinnamon

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottom only of 8x4- or 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, beat in tea, 1/3 cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla and the eggs until ingredients are well combined (will appear curdled). Stir in remaining bread ingredients just until moistened. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not underbake). Cool in pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 3 teaspoons of the milk, adding more milk by teaspoonfuls, until spreadable. Spread glaze over bread. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Expert Tips

Serve as a snack or dessert with fresh fruit and tea.

Chai is the Hindi word for tea made with milk and spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.