Sunday, October 14, 2012

Perfect Chai & Banana Bread

Hello :) Of late I have been brewing lots of chai tea. My mother even expects it now and will knock on my door saying "I'll have some chai when it's ready Hannah". I bought a packet from a lady at the markets who runs the chai tent. So she knows her chai! Her iced chai is amazing on a warm day too. So here's how I brew my chai...

The Perfect Chai
1 cup soy milk
2 cups water
2 teaspoons of chai tea
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

Bring all the ingredients to the boil and reduce the heat & allow to brew for about 5 minutes. 

The ingredients of her chai are: cardamon, cinnamon, cassia bark, black pepper and cloves. I'm a fan of the hint of pepper and always add a sprinkle of sugar and fresh grated ginger as well :)

Do you like making chai? 

Ok, banana bread. Here's a lovely loaf I made the other week. The exciting part of this recipe was the millet (which I didn't actually have any of), but nonetheless it was filled with spice, lots of mashed banana and dried figs which I added. Here's the recipe

Enjoy your Sunday! I took the day off work today to sleep in and make pancakes :) 

Hannah x


  1. Oh yum. I gotta try both of that, this is going to be like the miche all over again.

    1. Yeeah! So glad you loved the miche as much as I do :D x

  2. I looooove chai! What market do you get it from may I ask? I'm from melbourne and wouldn't mind brewing up your recipe there.

    I'm glad i stumbled upon your blog, instant follower!

    attempted ambition

  3. I just realised you aren't from melbourne, you were visiting! Dang. Might have to try the Vic markets for the chair. ^-^

    1. Aw yeah I was! I could definitely live in Melbourne though :) Sometimes I make my own chai though using black tea and crushed cardamon pods, cloves, fresh ginger and a bit of sugar. Although this one I bought is soo good.. I hope you find one at the markets x

  4. Fresh ginger, what a great addition. & dried figs, love that addition to the banana bread - great idea! Hope your weekend and pancakes were lovely :)
    Heidi xo

    1. Can't go past fresh ginger or dried figs :) My weekend was lovely thanks xx