Earl Grey Tea Ring

You've seen earl grey tea in cookies... in quick loaf....in cupcakes...... anything else!? What about in soft bread slice! I have yet tried anything with earl gray tea before and I hope this is something that I am expecting for.... light, refreshing and fluffy.

Ingredients :
Starter Dough :
50gm flour
40gm milk, at room temperature
2/3 tbsp yeast
(combine all ingredient & mix well, leave to ferment overnight)

Main Dough :
100gm warm milk
2 pkts earl grey tea
200gm bread flour
2-1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tspn salt
1 egg, lightly beaten

* egg glaze : one egg yolk + 1 tspn milk

Method :
(1) combine warm milk and earl grey tea together, leave aside for 30mins.
(2) combine flour, sugar & salt in a big mixing bowl.
(3) then add in earl grey tea mixture, egg and starter dough.
(4) mix well to form a sticky dough and let to rest for an hour.
(5) punch dough to release air and place dough onto a slightly floured working table.
(6) roll dough into a ball and make a big hole in the centre.
(7) let to proof untill double in size or about 45 mins, brush with egg glaze.
(8) bake at preheated oven at 160'c for about 25-30mins.

My oven is too small for this soft ring bread causing the missing hole in the centre! :o) I should have place in a cup in the center.

The bread seem so lovely, looking like a gigantic bagel! I like the softness and the mild tea aroma. Simply refreshing! Just perfect with a spread of butter and a cup of tea. Enjoy everyone!


  1. Wonderful! Need some tea to go with this. =)

  2. I have not tried adding tea into my cakes and cookies because I wasn't brave enough to do that, thinking that my family might not want to eat them...earl grey in bread is interesting. I probably make something with earl grey or any tea ingredients but will not tell them until they try it :p

  3. Kristy your bread is looking so soft and fluffy. I should get a breadmaker as well.

  4. Hey Kristy! what a golden shiny bread this is.. never quite had this but it sounds good to me :D

  5. Looks delicious as well as yummy...tempting clicks Kristy..
    Tasty appetite

  6. This bread looks wonderfully light. I can almost smell the fragrace of earl grey! A creative approach.

  7. I have made earl grey shortbread cookies but never in a bread. What a great idea!

  8. love the addition of tea in bread..am curious to know the taste..sounds yumm,,

  9. Looks deliciously soft Kristy! Coincidentally I made tea bread too but couldn't find time to post it up...haiz! Anyway, thanks for sharing your version. ;)

  10. It's really something new for me(am a Big fan of tea regardless Chinese or English Tea)! Now I really wish I can drop by your house for a piece of this with a good cup of warm brewed tea!^-^

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  11. I have to say I dislike Earl Grey, in fact other than herbal tea we do not like tea at all!! Not sure I would enjoy this recipe if the taste of Earl Grey is there :( Diane

  12. Belinda : Yes, same to me!

    Zoe : This is also my first attempt and I kinda like it. I will make this again for sure.

    Leny : Go girl! Looking forward to yours.

    Jess : Oh sure, we can even have it here too! Just wait me at the other side of your printer. LOl! haha...

    Tracie : Thank you! Nice to see you again.

    Jay : Thank you! Hope you will ike it too!

    Bromography : Yes, the smell is very pleasant. I wish it is stronger!

    Bridgett : Thank you! I think the bread smell & tasted really pleasant.

    Sowmya : Then you have to find out!

    Bee : Oh really! Then you must post it soon. I am very much looking forward to your lovely creation too.

    Alice : Yes, I wanted to try something with Chinese tea too!

    Diane : The smell is very pleasant but not strong at all. I still prefer it stronger. Though the bread is really tasty.

    Thank you everyone for visiting and spending you time with me today. It's a great pleasure of seeing you all.

    Hope you're all having a terrific day. Enjoy!

    Blessings, Kristy

  13. What about the taste? Does tea change the taste?

  14. Medeja : The taste is pretty pleasant & light too... like having a mild milk tea in your mouth! Earl grey is unlike ceylon tea. Actually, I would prefer a stronger tea for this recipe.
    Thanks for stopping and have a lovely day. Hope to hear from you more often.
    Cheers, Kristy

  15. this is pretty ring even though the hole got almost covered up, ha!Looks really soft and the crust looks so perfect, would like to try this someday...maybe can change the flavour of the tea, huh?

  16. Very unique indeed! I can imagine that the tea-citrus flavor of Earl Grey is a lovely addition to bread...

  17. What a great idea! I once made earl grey tea cookies, but it didn't work out well for me. THe tea leaves got stuck in my teeth and made me look funny LOL. I had to brush my teeth several times to clean them ;D
    *kisses* HH

  18. This looks really lovely. The bread has wonderful texture and I'll wager it has a great crust. I've never used tea to make bread. I'll have to try it and see what happens. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  19. What a pretty teatime snack.

  20. Yes I have seen Earl Grey Bread!!! HERE!

  21. Wow, I never had Earl Grey bread...I'd love to try it... the bread sure looks very yummie!

  22. It does look like a giant bagel, would love to try this flavour some day, looks so fluffy and delicious!

  23. Good recipe to try out, Kristy! Haven't tried tea in my bakes before.

  24. Kristy, the bread looks so soft that I wish to have a slice now with thick spread of peanut butter or butter! I wont be baking a lot for CNY but hope to able to bake some cookies :)

  25. This actually look like a BIG donut to me! hhaa:)

  26. Such a lovely ring bread. Would be so nice toasted and spread with butter and kaya....mmmm...drooling. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  27. U've got my attention! I love anything Earl Grey & have just posted an Early Grey recipe recently. I'm sure u'll like it too if u're a tea lover like me :)

  28. Am not familiar with earl grey tea. But this sure looks great.

  29. Kristy, this is perfect! Can't I have a piece please? :D

  30. Lena : Ya, you may change the flavour. I'm looking forward to your tea bread.lol!

    Indie : Thank you and glad you like it too.

    Claudia : Thank you very much, dear.

    HH : But earl greay is very fine tea leaves. Maybe just wasn't your day huh! :o)

    Emily : Thanks, dear!

    Mary : This is my first attempt too. I'm glad I tried it.

    Beth : Thank you!

    Tigerfish : haha.... Thanks!

    Juliana : Thank you and hope you will like it.

    Jeannie : Ya, I love the bread texture too. Very soft. I will definitely will make this again.

    Cheah : My first attempt too! Maybe I'll try something with chamomile next round.

    Jess : Good on you! You can always buy those cookies at the shop and is hassle free.

    Thank you ladies for spending you time here with me. It's a great pleasure for having you here. Hope you're all having a terrific dsy.

    Blessings, Kristy

  31. Penny : Ya, it is. Btw, I'm glad the float didn't effected any other places out of Brisbane.

    mamakucing : Don't you want to chew on this!

    MaryMoh : Ya, actually I did have this with butter & kaya. I love the smooth spread. It's like having tea, butter & kaya at the same time!

    Shirley : Thank you, dear.

    Shirley : Earl grey is English tea or some may also called as afternoon tea.

    Lyndz : Thank you! I know you've ben busy going back to school. Hope everything is well.

    Thank you very much everyone for visiting and spending your valueable time here with me. I am really appreciate it. Hope you're all having a great weekend.

    Cheers, Kristy

  32. Thanks Kristy :) I think I never had anything baked with tea, so was interesting to know. Have a great weekend :)

  33. Just found your blog and I'm really enjoying your posts and recipes! Now following you too. Your photo shows a little beagle, and I was wondering if you have one or if it's just a picture that you like. I got my very first beagle a few years ago and just love him! Bye for now, Roz

  34. Wow! How did I miss this one! I love adding tea to my cakes and breads so I know I will love this! I bet it smells gorgeous!!

  35. Quite useful info, thanks for this article.


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