Monday, October 01, 2012

Chai Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze {My Favourite Fall Treat, Revisited}

Last fall, I shared with you my favourite fall treat - Chai Loaf. That's all well & good except for the fact that my blogging photography was pretty poor when I first started out. (Last year's photo - epic fail. Not pin-worthy. At. All.) Not that I'm so amazing now, but I like to think my photography skills have improved somewhat. 

So today, I'm revisiting my favourite fall recipe with new & improved photos. :)




Chai Loaf

Prep time: 15 min. Total time: 3 hrs. 55 min (includes cooling time)
Makes 1 loaf or 4 mini loaves (as pictured above)

Bread
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or marg, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup prepared tea (I like to use Pumpkin Chai from David's Tea)
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
3-5 tsp. milk
additional ground cinnamon

1) Heat oven to 350 F. Grease loaf pan with cooking spray.

2) In large bowl, beat sugar & butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, tea, milk, & vanilla on low speed until ingredients are well combined (will appear curdled) . Stir in remaining bread ingredients just until moistened. Spread in pan.

3) Bake 50-60 minutes for a full loaf (35 minutes for mini loaves) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean & slightly golden (do not underbake). Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool 30 minutes.

4) In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, vanilla, & 3 tsp. of the milk, adding more milk by the teaspoonfuls, until spreadable. Spread glaze over bread. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly & store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Note: I've had some feedback on some people having their loaf come out flat. You'll get the best results with a glass meat loaf type pan. If you're using a metal bread making type pan, you may end up with a loaf that isn't rounded at the top.




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32 comments:

  1. I LOVE chai! I'll have to try this out. :)

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  2. Oh wow, these look absolutely delicious and I love chai! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  3. Hello first visit here! Visiting from Not Just a Housewife. I absolutely adore Chai Tea...so I am sure I would ♥ this bread. Yummo!
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  4. Karyn - Pint Sized BakerTuesday, October 02, 2012

    This looks and sounds wonderful! I love Chai tea, but have yet to bake anything Chai. Pinned this for later :)

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  5. Yummy
    This cake looks great!
    I really like Chai tea so I'm already planning to make this cake
    Pinned

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  6. this looks wonderful! I saw you on DIY Dreamer

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  7. This looks delicious!! I am a huge Chai lover so I'll definitely have to try this. :) Pinning for later! - Being Inspired (http://beinginspired-blog.blogspot.ie/)

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  8. That looks FANTABULOUSLY DELICIOUS!!


    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  9. Oh wow. Definitely pinworthy. :) That sounds amazing!

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  10. Lemonsforlulu.comTuesday, October 02, 2012


    Looks wonderful!!! Love the extra cinnamon on top!

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  11. This looks fantastic!

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  12. Tumbleweed ContessaTuesday, October 02, 2012

    Oh yum! I am pinning right now. I will have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday Talent Show.

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  13. My SIL just bought me some chai loaf - I have to make this!

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  14. baked this cake yesterday and everyone just loooooooooooved it.

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  15. This looks wonderful! I would love it if you stopped by and linked this up to my weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-12.html

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  16. wow, that looks really amazing! I am pinning to use next week! Thanks for sharing. Would love for you to share at my Tuesday link party sometime.. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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  17. This looks so yummy! Will be following you on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I've never come across a recipe like this one before. Sounds perfect for fall! Pinning :)

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  19. I am new to the Chai world (I recently made chai cupcakes) and I need some more recipes to try. Your bread sounds great!

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  20. I love chai, but have never tried bread! Pinned for future baking! I've also remade several of my recipes from my "earlier years" of photography. We learn and grow a lot in a year!

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  21. Sarah @dwellonjoy.com

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  22. Jocelyn @BruCrew LifeMonday, October 08, 2012

    I like Chai too, but have never thought to use it in a bread!!! I bet the flavor of this is incredible!!!!

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  23. Dorothy @ Crazy for CrustMonday, October 08, 2012

    YUM! Love this bread. And bot, do I understand the photo thing. :)

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  24. This looks delicious and perfect for fall!

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  25. I just baked this (literally just took it out of the oven) and I'd like some help with troubleshooting, if anyone has time. I definitely didn't do this right! lol It is kind of flat instead of beautifully rounded like yours and brown. I was wondering if the difference was due to using different kinds of chai tea, or using a glass dish, or if it's because I had to use Splenda instead of sugar. I'm going to try this again next week and see if I can get it right. Even though it doesn't look as pretty as the picture, it still smells amazing (and in a few hours, I will find out how it tastes!). :-) Thanks for the recipe; hopefully I can get it right next time!

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  26. I am so glad you revisited this because it LOOKS SO GOOD! I have recently discovered my absolute love for chai tea. I've made Chai ice cream, I spike my french toast with some chai spices- the works. Now I can add this to my list!! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday - http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-25/

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  27. CONGRATS!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
    Come on over and grab your feature button, you deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/10/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-37.html

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  28. Kim from Sunflower Supper ClubTuesday, October 09, 2012

    This looks just yummy! I'm pinning as we speak. We are your newest followers. Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Potluck!

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  29. Jenny Beth Martin - JenuineJenThursday, October 11, 2012

    YUM! Oh my gosh I have to try this.

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  30. CJ @ Morsels of LifeTuesday, October 16, 2012

    I'm def a fan of chai, so I'll have to give this bread a try! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  31. The Casual CraftleteFriday, September 20, 2013

    This Chai Loaf looks AMAZING!!! I will definitely have to try and make this soon. Stopping by from the Link Party Palooza! Have a wonderful night!


    Katie

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  32. I love this recipe. Made it as a stress relief treat for my fellow nursing students last yr and they were a hit! All I heard was "awwww" when there wasn't any left LOL. Oh I made enough for seconds, alright, they were just gone and some even picked the crumbs. Haha! I made them as muffins. Today I'm actually making another batch of these fall lovelies ;)

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