Yorkshire Tea Loaf. A tea loaf is an English cake, made with fruit and cinnamon or other spices, and traditionally served sliced and spread with butter. Tea loaf is now somewhat old-fashioned but is still available, and is particularly associated with Yorkshire. Often in the making of tea loaves, the fruit, usually currants and sultanas, is soaked in cold tea to plump it before mixing it into the batter.
'The cosy fire is bright and gay, the merry kettle boils away, and hums a cheerful song. I sing the saucer and the cup; Pray, Mary, fill the teapot up, and do not make it strong.' ~ Barry Eric Odell Pain (1864 - 1928), English journalist, poet, and writer.