Monday, 3 February 2014

Fruit Loaf - Super and Super Easy

This recipe is almost fat-free - apart from the egg of course, but no other fat is added.
Oven temp: 180 - 190 C. or 325 F.
Time: approx. 45 - 50 mins.
2 cups mixed dried fruit
1 cup brown sugar (you could use half soft brown and half Demerara - or any mix you like really)

1 cup of hot strong black tea
1 tablespoon of Molasses (Black Treacle) - optional but is good.

1 egg - medium or large
2 cups self-raising flour - sifted

Place first 4 ingredients into a bowl, stir well to dissolve sugar and leave (covered) overnight.

The next morning - stir in the beaten egg and sifted flour.
Mix well, pour into a baking tin - leaving at least 2" from the top. This will ensure that the top of the cake doesn't brown too quickly.

Test with skewer to see if cooked after about 1/2 hr. if you have a fan oven.  When cooked through, the loaf should be firm to the touch in the centre.

Cool and eat slices spread with butter and/or jam, - - - - - yum!

This also keeps really well in an air-tight container.

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