Wheaty loaf

    5 hours 45 min

    Delicious and fruity with or without butter. Use any dried fruit you like and include chopped nuts if you like as long as between the fruit and nuts it's 175 grams in all.

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    Makes: 1 loaf cake

    • 3 wheat cereal biscuits or Weetabix®
    • 175g brown sugar (granulated)
    • 175g dried fruit
    • 300ml milk
    • 200g self raising flour
    • 1 beaten egg

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:4hr soaking  ›  Ready in:5hr45min 

    1. Crumble biscuits into a bowl. Stir in sugar and fruit. Pour over milk and stir well. Leave for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
    2. Add flour and beaten egg to the soaked mixture. Beat well and transfer into a greased and bottom-lined 900g loaf tin (that's about a 2lb one).
    3. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for about 1 hour 30 minutes, middle shelf, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre.


    Optional: after turning out of tin while still warm spread top with honey or marmalade and sprinkle with brown sugar. Even if you don't like Weetabix® give it a try. Delicious with butter on it and a slice of cheese on the side.

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