Orange and raisin loaf

    1 hour 35 min

    Lovely moist loaf, packed full of raisins, with a citrus tang to it. Easy to make, and the whole family will love it! My mum used to have to cook it for my Dad's work friends in the RAF lol.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 10 

    • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tablespoons lard
    • 2 tablespoons margarine
    • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • zest and juice of 1 orange
    • 170g (6 oz) raisins
    • about 150ml milk

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

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / 150 C fan / Gas 3. Grease a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Combine the flour and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl then rub in the lard and margarine. Mix in the sugar, orange zest and raisins.
    3. Place the orange juice in a measuring jug then pour in enough milk to make the mixture up to 150ml. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared loaf tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes or until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack before slicing and serving.

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    Sounds good, can it be made successfully without Lard?  -  29 Nov 2015


    Celt, I have never tried making it without the lard, so couldn't say, sorry x  -  30 Nov 2015


    Lovely loaf cake, used only flora buttery, no lard. Will reduce sugar next time a bit sweet.  -  08 Apr 2016