Marzipan tea bread - recipe

Marzipan tea bread

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5). Line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment. Cut the marzipan into strips.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Chocolate marzipan
  2. 2

    Cream together the sugar and butter until well blended and creamy. Add the egg and the milk gradually.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 110g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 110g Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
    • 100ml Milk
  3. 3

    Fold in the flour and baking powder. Reserve a few of the Florentine’s for decoration, and stir the rest through the batter.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 200g Plain white flour
    • 1tsp Baking powder
    • 150g Florentine biscuits chopped
  4. 4

    Spoon a third of the batter into the tin, and lay over some marzipan, making sure that there is some at each end of the tin. Spoon over another third of cake mix, and the remaining marzipan, then the last of the cake mix.

  5. 5

    Bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.

  6. 6

    Meanwhile, make the chocolate glaze. Add the water to the sugar in a bowl and stir well. Add the chocolate, and set over a pan of barely simmering water until all is dissolved and melted.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 25ml Water boiling
    • 50g Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 50g Dark chocolate chopped
  7. 7

    At the end of the cooking time, remove the tea bread from tin, and set on a rack to cool. When the cake is cool, spoon the chocolate glaze over evenly. Sprinkle on reserved chopped Florentines. Enjoy a slice with coffee.

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