Monday, 24 February 2014

Recipe: tea loaf

This is a golden oldie but I dug some out of the freezer for lunch yesterday and it was so nice I thought I'd share.  It's a doddle and, as it has no fat, one can fool oneself although I'm afraid the sugar places it in the 'not terribly healthy' category!

340g/12 oz mixed dried fruit, washed.
229mls/7 1/2 fl oz strained cold tea (quite strong)
114g/4 oz demerara sugar
230g/8 oz self raising flour
1 egg

Place sugar, tea and fruit in a bowl, mix well, cover and leave overnight.
Next day, add flour and egg, mix well and place in 2 lb loaf tin.
Bake at 350 F / 180C for 1 1/4 hours or until well done.  If necessary, cover during the last part of baking.
Turn out onto cooling tray.

Freezes well.


  1. I love tea loaf and can't eat it.. (sob)
    Enjoy a slice for me...?

  2. Aw, Chrissie! Such a shame. I'll have one and think of you . . .
    J xxx