So, I am back talking about Healtheries Black Chia Seeds. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Healtheries Chia Super Sampler and am experimenting with the chia seeds they sent me.
This time I decided to put them to the test on my work mates. While reading about the seeds and looking at various recipes I noticed that lemon features often and that got me thinking about making my Lemon Loaf and seeing if people minded the chia seeds. I adapted the recipe to fit around the seeds and reduced the sugar.
To my surprise the loaf was a huge hit and declared one of the best lemon loaf ever. Maybe even the best lemon based baking! My colleagues had a guess about the seeds and nobody got chia. Someone said they tasted like kiwi fruit seeds, I thought that rather a good analogy.
So if you haven’t tried chia seeds before, this would be a great place to start.
Healtheries Black Chia seed Lemon Loaf - Muffinmum.com
Heat oven to 180c
Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin (23 x 13 x 7 cm)
90g soft butter
3/4 caster sugar
1/2 c milk
1 1/2 c self raising flour
1 tbsp Healtheries Black Chia Seed
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Stir in the zest of the lemon until mixed
Gently beat the eggs and fold into flour
Measure milk in a jug and add lemon juice and Chia seeds
Give milk mix a stir (mix will curdle, it is a cheats buttermilk)
Stir milk mix into flour mix until just mixed
Tip into loaf tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown and tester comes out clean
Leave in tin to cool slightly and then remove and place on a wire rack to cool
Slice and enjoy