- 300g dried mixed fruit
- 75g brown sugar
- ½ lemon, grated rind
- 400ml hot tea
- 350g plain flour (wholemeal if possible)
- 2tspn baking powder
- 2 tspn mixed spice
- 1 egg
Place fruit, lemon rind, tea and sugar in a bowl. Cover and leave to soak overnight.
Strain the fruit and save the liquid. Place the rest of the ingredients in a mixing
bowl, add the fruit and just enough liquid to make the mixture into a soft drop
consistency. Pour into a greased and lined 900g loaf tin. Bake in an oven at 190degC for 45-50 minutes, until the loaf rises and is firm to touch. Cool and serve sliced and buttered.