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Tea bread

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Serves 8

Moist fat free cake and so easy to bake.

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  • 8 oz dried mixed fruit
  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 1 mug hot black tea
  • 2 tablespoons of treacle or marmalade
  • 1 egg


    1. Tip fruit into bowl and pour over hot tea. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
    2. Once tea has been absorbed into fruit then mix together flour, egg, marmalade or treacle if using and sugar. Stir in all fruit and any leftover tea.
    3. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 1 hour at 180 degrees. Test with a skewer. If it comes out clean it is done if there is mix on it leave for another 5 mins before checking again.
    4. Serve warm or cold with butter.

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Melanie Briggs
1st Sep, 2017
I have just made this tea loaf and followed the recipe. The result is awful. The loaf has NOT risen and seems like it is still raw.
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