Discover the joy of baking with our Apricot Jam & Chai Loaf, a delightful gluten free treat infused with aromatic chai flavors and the natural sweetness of GOOD GOOD Apricot Jam. This loaf is a harmonious blend of spices, cardamom, and the fruity essence of apricot, creating a sensory delight that's perfect for any occasion. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this gluten free loaf is a testament to the art of baking with wholesome, natural ingredients.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup prepared chai tea
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour blend
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/2 cup GOOD GOOD Apricot Jam
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3-5 tsp. Milk
- Additional ground cinnamon for sprinkling
1. Preheat and Prepare:
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
2. Prepare the Batter:
In a large bowl, beat sugar and softened butter until fluffy. Add eggs, prepared chai tea, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, baking powder, ground cardamom, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves.
4. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until well incorporated. Gently fold in GOOD GOOD Apricot Jam.
5. Bake to Perfection:
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Cool and Glaze:
Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until a smooth glaze forms. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk if necessary. Spread the glaze over the cooled loaf and sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon.
Baking this gluten-free apricot and chai loaf isn't just about measuring ingredients; it's about measuring moments. It's a chance to create a recipe that's not just filled with apricot and chai spices but also with memories. Remember the cozy afternoons spent baking with loved ones, the laughter that filled the air, and the joy of sharing something homemade. Each slice is a bite of nostalgia, a taste of cherished memories, and a reminder that the best recipes are made with love and a sprinkle of happy moments. So, let's bake up some memories together, one delightful slice at a time.