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Fruit Loaf Recipe

A traditional 'sweet' loaf, generally eaten spread with butter at teatime. It's made in a bread tin - so resembles a loaf, in shape - but contains mixed fruit, mixed spice and often marmalade.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


1lb/450g Mixed Fruit

10 Fl oz300ml of hot tea

1 lb/450g self-raising Flour

2 tablespoons/30ml Marmalade

2 medium Eggs

8 oz/225g Soft Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon/5ml Ground Mixed Spice


1. Soak the mixed fruit in the hot tea overnight.
2. Add all the other ingredients, and mix well together.
3. Divide between 2 lightly-butter, or silicon-paper-lined, loaf tins.
4. Bake at 180°C/350° for about 50 minutes, then check that a sharp knife comes out clean, if inserted. If not, bake for a further 10 minutes.

Allow to cool.

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