I wanted something special for breakfast. But I wanted easy. And since it's summer, I didn't want to heat up the kitchen more than necessary. So in the afternoon I made a tea cake, literally. It contains tea.
Mix together the following:
1 cup sugar, we found it to be over sweet so will cut the sugar next time
1 cup tea, I used orange spice but any tea would work
1 cup dried fruit such as raisins, I used dried cranberries. Next time I'll try prunes
1 cup flour, I used whole wheat and upped the liquid some to compensate, I used orange juice but you could just use more tea to keep costs down
1 tsp baking powder
Cook for 1 1/2 hours in a container that fits into your slow cooker. Cooking times will vary with the type of slow cooker so add time as you need to. Cook on high. Put a tea towel under the lid to absorb condensation.
This is a very simple British recipe updated to bake in the slow cooker.
I baked a treat without heating up the kitchen. WIN!