Fruit Tea Loaf

Fruit Tea Bread

Sometimes nothing can beat a slice of good old fashioned fruit loaf with a cup of tea. It's quick and easy to make - just remember to soak the fruit in tea the night before.

Fruit Tea Loaf

  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 4 ozs. dried cranberries
  • 4 ozs. sultanas
  • 2 ozs. currants
  • 2 ozs. mixed peel
  • 4 ozs. demerera sugar
  • 8 ozs. S.R. flour
  • 1 teasp. cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  1. The night before soak the dried fruits in tea made with the two tea bags and 12 fluid ozs water.
  2. The next day line a 2 lb loaf tin with parchment and heat the oven to 170 °C.
  3. Sieve the flour with the cinnamon.
  4. Mix the sugar into the flour then add to the soaked fruits.
  5. Add the beaten egg and mix all together well.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for approx. 1 hour until firm on the top.
  7. Cool in the tin for 10 mins before putting on a wire rack.
  8. Serve sliced either plain or buttered.
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