Earl grey flavored desserts and baked goods are very abundant and popular in Asia but, in the US, they’re rarer. I never really thought about it too much when I saw the recipes on a lot of Korean blogs because I couldn’t imagine the flavor. So, nah. I became enlightened two winters ago on a trip to LA.
The Pie Hole. Have you heard of this place? You stand in a long-ish line until you make it up to the display stand and start to peer over at all the delicious options. It was so long ago I don’t really remember what we ordered. I’m sure we ordered more than one (because that’s how we are) but the one I remember is the Earl Grey Pie. One day, I’ll try to replicate this. Until then! I now sometimes endeavour into the earl grey flavored goodies.
Welcome, the earl grey quick bread! No butter, yes moist. I laugh when I read “no butter” recipes but it has the same amount of oil! I’m not sure if it equals healthier but it is equally tasty. The bread is moist and soft like pound cake with a strong hint of earl grey flavor and a dash of cinnamon. The bread comes together really quick and easily so it’s great for an easy weeknight baking project for tasty morning breakfasts.
*The original recipe is Korean so the pan holds half the volume of the standard 9×5 inch bread pans and is 6.3 x 2.4 inches (16 x 6 cm). If you have a food scale, I would recommend using the gram measurements. The ingredients in the recipe section is the original recipe for the half size. Below is the measure for the standard 9×5 pan size.
Earl Grey Olive Oil Pound Cake for 9×5 inch bread pan:
- 2 cup (240 g) cake flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp earl grey powder (from a tea bag)
- 2 eggs
- 4/5 cup (160 g) of sugar
- 2/3 cup (140 g) oil
- 5 1/3 tbsp (80 g) plain yogurt
- 5 1/3 tbsp (80 g) milk
- ⅔ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground cardamon
Follow the Recipe Instructions below except bake for longer. Bake for 45 minutes and check on doneness with a toothpick. If none of the batter sticks to the toothpick then the pound cake is done. If the batter sticks to the toothpick or part of the batter follows the toothpick, bake in 5 minute increments.