Portobello Road (Earl Grey Olive Oil Cake)
The essence of English tea time
With flavors that exude slow relaxing tea times in small London cafés, the Portobello has a beautifully prominent profile.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Inspired by Portobello Road Market in London, the Portobello Olive Oil Cake is made with top quality extra virgin olive oil and loose-leaf Earl Grey tea from Pyur PH. While young, this cake has a subtle but distinct tea flavor, with the sweet, bitter, floral notes characteristic of Earl Grey tea being prominent. Over time, that flavor blooms, creating a taste so unique and addicting, you won’t realize you’ve eaten the whole thing already.
This cake has a beautiful balance in terms of soak, where it is not greasy, but just brilliantly moist. And the olive oil, despite it having such a distinct flavor, is wonderfully subtle.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Portobello is not overly sweet, making it the perfect dessert to an elaborate and special dinner, where rich food is served. Pair it with a Merlot, and you have yourself the best meal-ender.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for a nice dinner with all your friends to enjoy this loaf. Have it for merienda, with a nice cup of tea. Perhaps Earl Grey, to bring out its flavor even more? It’s absolutely perfect for when you’re wanting something sweet but not cloying. This’ll definitely hit the spot.
Keep olive oil cakes in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will last for about 7 days at room temperature, and around 16 days in the refrigerator.