Pain D'epice

Cook time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

250g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

150g caster sugar

Pinch of salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground clove

120ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

125g maple syrup

2 eggs

1/2 cup (120ml) brewed and cooled earl grey tea

Juice and zest of 1 orange

Pain D'epice

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper allowing excess paper to overhang.

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients including spices. In another bowl or jug whisk together the wet ingredients and zest. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. With wooden spoon gradually mix in the wet ingredients to form a smooth cake batter. It will be a wetter batter than usual, this is ok.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven at 180°C for 50 minutes or until the skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Cool to room temperature before removing from tin and slicing.