Pumpkin Chai Spice Loaf

Chai Loaf

I’ve got a massive confession to make. I have really messed up. Seriously it’s not even funny.

I forgot to renew my domain name. Yup, www.eggscreamandhoney.com (don’t even click that it will make you cry) was up for renewal last month and with one thing and another *cough, cough* I forgot to hit the yes button to my renewal notification.

What’s worse? This is the part that makes it a big boo-boo. Somebody, or should I say some company, bought it from right under my nose. Well it wasn’t under my nose literally as I was away on holiday and not thinking about my blog at all. Still it was plan mean. Nasty. Deliberate. Can I say worse? Not sure, this blog is a peaceful, happy place where people get together to chat over tea and cake. But really. It’s just not on.

To get my domain name back I have to offer them money. Possibly thousands.

I won’t do it!!! *lots of stomping of feet*

Why should I??? *pounding of fists*

Who do they think they are?!?! *much pouting of lips*

Instead I changed my domain name. Simple. I am now called www.eggscreamhoney.com.

Did you see that? The little change. No more AND. Goodbye. It’s been real but we have to move on. That’s life. It’s not fair. I tell it to my children over and over. They hate it. I hate it. But it’s true.

AND now that it’s gone I might just have a little tinker here and there. Do some things I’ve always wanted to do like use hipstamatic instead of proper photos. Post things that don’t include recipes. Can’t say for definite, it’s all a mish-mash in my head at the moment.

One thing is for sure this is my last SRC post. Let’s face it schedules and rules, well, they aren’t my thing. I’ve hung on for a while there but the itchy scratchy feeling is getting stronger and stronger. So I am bound to completely mess it up sooner or later. That’s me out but thanks for the ride! Good luck to everyone else.

So please come and join me on this new adventure. And while you are at it could you spread the word? Oh and don’t forget the change of address.

Ta very much x

Chai loaf

Pumpkin Chai Spice Loaf

This recipe was very much inspired by the blog The Jey of Cooking. Jey made a Chai Tea Bread and I made it exactly as her recipe specifies first time around. I then played with it a bit (see below). I can promise you both were yummy and the spicy aroma was pure heaven. Perfect with everything and anything. Just like good cake should be.

1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup light oil (I used rice bran)
3/4 cup Sucanat
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup brewed black tea (cooled)
1/3 cup almond milk
1 cup plain flour
1 cup wholemean flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350f. Grease the bottom of a loaf tin.

In a large bowl ombine the following ingredients: pumkin, oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs, tea, milk until well mixed together.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the dry ingredients including all the spices.

Add to the pumpkin mixture. Stir until just combined.

Pour into the prepared loaf tin. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool for 10 and then empty on to wire rack. Eat warm plain or with butter if you dare!

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  1. I like the chai loaf cake idea. I make a chai sugar cookie but I like this idea. Have to make this one.

  2. I am excited to try this bread, the combination of chai spice and pumpkin is great

  3. Found you! Glad the cybersquatters have not deterred you. Looks yummy as usual !

  4. The latte looks great. I hope your host has an auto-renew feature so this doesn’t happen again.

    I’m fairly certain that domain squatting (grabbing a domain and holding it hostage) is illegal, however, it’d probably cost you more in legal fees to fight it.

    Here’s the silver lining: you can still get it back, eventually. If the person holding it doesn’t make money on it (I imagine the site is now plastered with ads waiting for people expecting to see your site), he’ll eventually dump it. All you need to do is monitor the domain for changes (domaintools.com has a service that emails you) and when the person doesn’t renew, you can snag it back. It happened to me long ago. It took two years to get the domain back, but I did get it back at no additional costs.

  5. Boo on that stupid company, and double boo that we won’t get to see you each month! Yay for this loaf though! Looks seriously amaze. I’m stopping by from SRC but be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month. We have peas AND rhubarb link parties open! We’d love if you’d share any recipes you may have http://bit.ly/H9XJGB

  6. this looks super! i hate to see you leave SRC and those stupid domain stealers.. RR!!!

  7. I just made the “technical” change in my links column. I know how these things go… life just sometimes gets in the way. Glad your back and love the new recipe!!

  8. Glad you got all that “Techie” stuff worked out so we didn’t miss this great post on your Pumpkin Chai Spice Loaf. It looks awesome! It is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

  9. sweetflours says:

    Some times change is good. Best in your new adventure. Chai spice loaf that sounds like a perfect partner for a cup of tea.

  10. Owen's Mom says:

    I adore chai flavored anything! Thanks for posting this. I want to give it a try.

  11. That’s really unfortunate – I’m very sorry for your loss. On the upside, this loaf looks great!

  12. first off, sorry to hear about the loss of your domain! That is a bummer. Love the recipe, as I’m a sucker for a good loaf or bread recipe. What a great combination of flavors..

  13. caroline says:

    GReat bread Heather! Really sorry to hear about the blog, but I’m sure the new one will be even better! x

  14. Love everything about the bread. Pumpkin, Chai, Bread. Love it!
    Sorry about the blog too. Did you loose everything? I better check my notification button!

  15. It looks tasty, but what bestows that eerie greenish glow? Sorry about your blog name!

  16. Glad you liked the bread. Your version sounds delicious. This is my last month with SRC too, for the same reasons. Good luck with your new endeavors!

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