- 300g mixed dried fruit
- 200g light brown sugar
- 250ml hot strong tea
- 350g self-raising flour
- 3g mixed spice
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 50g softened butter (and extra for greasing)
Place the dried fruit into a large bowl with the sugar. Pour over the tea and stir together well. Leave to soak overnight.
Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan/gas mark 3). Grease and line a 900g loaf tin using the extra butter and some baking parchment.
Add the flour and mixed spice to the bowl of soaked fruit. Mix together well before adding the egg and remaining butter.
Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.
Once the loaf has cooled, cut into slices and serve either with or without butter and a well-earned cup of tea.
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