Chai & Raisin Jumble Loaf

Ingredients:

For Dough:

1 x 7g fast-action dried yeast
500g strong white flour
7g sea salt
2tsp caster sugar
250ml milk
50g unsalted butter
1 medium egg
75g raisins

For Filling:

65g light muscovado sugar
1tbsp Drink me Chai Spiced Chai Latte powder
1tsp strong white flour

 

Method:

  1. To make the dough, put the flour, yeast, salt & sugar into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Once mixed create a well in the centre of the bowl.
  2. Heat the milk in a plastic jug with the butter, until melted & leave to cool until lukewarm. Add the egg & combine.
  3. Add the jug contents to the flour mix & work everything together with your hand to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn out the dough onto a lightly dusted worktop & knead for 8 minutes. Scatter the raisins over the dough & knead until distributed evenly throughout the dough.
  5. Return dough to the bowl & leave for an hour to rise.
  6. To create the filling, mix all of the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  7. Roll out dough to a rectangle (30 x 40cm) & then brush with milk and then sprinkle filling evenly across the surface of the dough. Roll the dough up like a Swiss Roll, making sure to pinch the ends to close the seam.
  8. Cut the roll into 14 slices & then slice each of them in half once again (to create a semi-circle shape).
  9. Arrange a layer of dough into the bottom of a lined loaf tin (900g). Add the rest of the pieces in a ‘jumbled’ fashion, making sure you don’t flatten the pieces.
  10. Cover the tin with clingfilm & leave to rise for 1 hour. Towards the end of this final prove, heat your oven to 180°C Fan.
  11. Uncover the loaf, brush gently with milk & bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Yum!