Fruity Tea Loaf

  • 200g Whitworths Traditional Mixed Fruit
  • 60ml hot tea
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 3-4 tbsp milk

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Soak the fruit in the tea (leave for a few hours if you have time).
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas Mark 4 then grease and line the base of a loaf tin (21.5 x 11.5cm).
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl then rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sugar and egg to the fruit mixture, stirring well, then mix with enough milk to make a dropping consistency.
  • Spoon the mixture into the tin, level the top then bake for 50-55 minutes until golden and well risen (test with a skewer, if it comes out clean it is cooked).
  • Cool in the tin for 10 mins then turn out on a wire rack.
  • When ready to serve, cut into thick slices then spread with butter, delightfully delicious!
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  • 10 mins + fruit soaking time
  • 50-55 mins
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