Welsh fruit loaf

Welsh fruit loaf


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About this recipe: Easy to make fruit loaf, suitable for all the occasions when you have friends around. Nice with a cuppa.

gmanlloyd East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Makes: 10 Slices

  • 170g sultanas
  • 150g currants
  • 200g sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 90g margarine
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Place sultanas, currants, sugar, water and margarine into a saucepan and bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring regularly. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add flour, salt and bicarb and mix well. Pour into a loaf tin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes. Use a skewer to pierce loaf and if it comes out clean the loaf is cooked. Enjoy xxx


This loaf is best serve a day or so old with plenty butter on top.
For a different variation replace a quarter of the water with rum, and add a tablespoon of treacle when simmering for that added depth in taste.
This loaf can be frozen easily

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