My grandma used dried mixed fruit, but I don't like the peel in it, so I make my own fruit mix including any dried fruit I have around, especially sultanas and dates. It is good with butter and a bit of cheese for lunch or tea.
This can be made into two smaller loaves, and one can then be frozen for later. Instead of one large tin, use two small tins, and bake for 1 hour instead of 2.
Wanted a tea loaf with no added fat and one that I could bake in a 1lb tin. This was perfect and tasted wonderful. - 19 Jan 2015