Dianne's fruit loaf

    Dianne's fruit loaf

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    10hr10min


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    About this recipe: This fruit loaf is a my own version of a Bara Brith..a firm favourite with all my fiends and family, contains no fat.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 6oz Raisins
    • 4oz Sultanas
    • 2oz Mixed Dried Fruit
    • 8oz Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 1/2 Pint of Strong Hot Tea ( strained)
    • 10oz Self Raising Flour
    • 1 Beaten Egg
    • Knob of Butter for greasing.
    • 1x 2lb Loaf Tin

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr10min 

    1. Combine all the fruit and sugar in a large bowl, add the hot tea, stir the mixture and leave to steep for approx 8 hours or overnight.
    2. Butter the loaf tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper
    3. Stir in the beaten egg and flour into the fruit and tea mixture, mix thoroughly.
    4. Turn into the greased loaf tin.
    5. Bake in a pre heated oven at 150 C (300 F) or Gas 2 for 1 1/2--2 hrs.until well risen and firm to the touch, a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean, leave to cool in the tin for approx: 15 mins, turn out on to a wire rack and peel of greaseproof paper...Leave to cool completely and serve....butter optional.

    Tip

    It's better to soak your fruit overnight if possible.

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    : - 06 Apr 2013

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