Food & Craft

Fruit Tea Loaf

Ingredients

  • 12oz mixed dried fruit - we use equal quantities of raisins, currants and sultanas
  • 4oz soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 pint freshly brewed tea
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz SR flour

This fruit tea loaf is really easy to make and keeps so well we always make two.

Prep: 10 mins Cook: ~1 hr 30 mins Serves: 8

Instructions

You'll need a 7" square tin, buttered and lined with baking paper. Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / GM4.

  1. Soak the sugar and the fruit in the tea over night.

  2. Beat the egg and add to the mixture - mix well, because the sugar can settle to the bottom of the bowl.

  3. Sift in the flour and mix well.

  4. Pour into the tin and bake until a skewer comes out clean.

  5. Allow to cool in the tin, turn out and wrap in tinfoil.

This loaf gets better with keeping. Serve sliced and spread generously with good butter - remember the loaf is fat-free, so you can add your own later!

Further Reading

Dough

Dough Richard Bertinet

Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own

Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own Andrew Whitley

River Cottage Veg Every Day!

River Cottage Veg Every Day! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

New Covent Garden Book of Soup and Beyond: Soups, Beans and Other Things

New Covent Garden Book of Soup and Beyond: Soups, Beans and Other Things New Covent Garden Soup Company

Soup for All Occasions

Soup for All Occasions New Covent Garden Soup Company

Comments

captainhastings

Sunday 6 April, 2014 at 4:32pm

Great cake I make it regular every one loves it

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