Thursday, 2 October 2014
Fruit Loaf (easy and delicious)
Ingredients and Instructions:
2 cups of dried fruit - sultanas and raisins - - - can also use apricots, dates, currants - any good combination of dried fruits - roughly chop larger pieces
1 cup of hot black tea
1 cup of sugar - Demerara is good
Soak the fruit overnight in the sugar and hot tea - (stir until the sugar dissolves.)
The next morning, (or later is fine), stir the fruit then add:
1 beaten egg - medium or large
2 cups of self-raising flour
Mix well together with a wooden spoon and pour into a greased loaf tin and bake for
approx. 50 mins.
Test with a skewer to make sure it's cooked all the way through.
Delicious! - - sliced and spread with butter
Store in a lidded cake tin - it will keep well for a good week - (or a bad one :) )