Bilberry Tea Bread Recipe

Bilberry Tea Bread Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 8 pieces

50 g

175 g


120 ml

225 g

10 ml

2.5 ml

275 g


For the topping

115 g

40 g

2.5 ml

50 g

Butter or margarine, at room temperature

Caster sugar

Egg, at room temperature


Plain flour

Baking powder


Fresh bilberries, or blueberries




Plain flour

Ground cinnamon

Butter, cut into pieces

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 190oC / 375oF / Gas 5. Grease a 23 cm baking dish.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beat to combine, then mix in the milk until well blended.
  • Sift over the flour, baking powder, salt and stir just enough to blend the ingredients. Add the berries and stir. Transfer to the baking dish.
  • For the topping, place the sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter in a mixing bowl. Cut in with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the mixture in a baking dish.
  • Bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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