Monday, March 24, 2003

Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is from South Africa. It is said to be very healthy (although it is not exactly very tasty...). In yesterday's LA Times Magazine there was a short article about it by Chris Rubin and a recipe for Rooibos Banana Spice Bread. Notice there are no refined sugars or processed fats in the recipe!
Rooibos Banana Spice Bread

Yields 2 loaves

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup strong Chai Rooibos tisane
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 cup currants or raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Grease and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl and set aside. Blend orange juice concentrate, tisane, eggs and bananas in blender until well mixed. Pour over dry ingredients. Add currants and walnuts and stir until blended.

Carefully spoon into greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 30-45 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

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