Monday, 2 August 2010

easy traditional tea bread

350g/12oz mixed dried fruit
110g/4oz Demerara sugar
250ml/9fl oz cold strong black tea
1 large egg
225g/8oz self raising flour

1lb loaf tin greased and lined
Oven at gas mark 3/150C

Put the dried fruits, sugar and tea in a large bowl, cover and leave overnight or for 6 hours.

Beat the egg and flour into the soaked fruits until smooth. Pour into your loaf tin and bake for 1hr - 1hr 15 until a knife or knitting needle comes out clean. Leave it to cool in the tin.

The loaf keeps really well because of the soaking - and is good on a picnic too.

This was a great recipe becuase I could start it off when I got in the night before and pop it in the oven before having my breakfast and shower - I love recipes that allow for multi tasking.

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