About this recipe: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.
Preheat the oven to 170 C / 150 C fan / Gas 3. Grease a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
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.
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.
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.