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Posted: Thursday 21 September, 2006

by Rosemary at 9:36pm in Recipes 1 comment Add your own

You might like to try this recipe more or less from from Jane Grigson's "English Food".

Soak 12oz dried fruit (I use sultanas) and 4oz soft brown sugar in half a pint of cold Indian tea, overnight. Add 8oz SR flour and a beaten egg. Mix together, put into a greased 2lb loaf tin and bake for about an hour on 180C, or until a skewer come out clean. Cool, turn out, wrap in tinfoil and keep for a few days to mature. Serve thinly sliced spread with unsalted butter.

It is so easy, really yummy and it keeps for ages. We've just finished one that was made 10 days ago and it just gets better. It's really handy to have if friends drop by for a cuppa. You can kind of kid yourself on that it's really, really healthy!!

Only thing is, I've made it so ofetn lately that Dan's a bit fed up with it, so I need to find some variations on this theme.


Margaret kibble

Thursday 9 October, 2014 at 6:17am

Put some roughly chopped brazils in, with egg & flour. A bit if peel, some apricot and/or dried sour cherries, cranberries & blue berries in the fruit mix don't go amiss.

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