Tea Loaf Recipe at MyDish

Tea Loaf

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  • * When choosing the mixed dried fruit, you can use any sort of mixed fruit, chopped dried apricots, cherries, blueberries can be used but they make it a lot sweeter so if used reduce the amount of sugar by an ounce or two

  • Instructions

  • 1. Overnight soak 8oz granulated sugar and 1lb mixed dried fruit in ½ pint warm/cold tea

  • 2. Preheat oven to 325°, 170°C (adjust if you have a fan oven)

  • 3. Grease 2 x 1lb loaf tins

  • 4. Stir 1 egg and 2 tbsps thick-cut marmalade into fruit mixture

  • 5. Sift together 8oz plain flour, 8oz wholemeal flour and 4 tsps baking powder. Add to the mixture and add a little milk if too dry to stir

  • 6. Divide mixture between tins and level tops

  • 7. Bake in centre of oven for 1‚½ hours until well risen and cooked through. If the tops are browning too quickly cover the loafs with foil

  • 8. Leave the loaves in the tins to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and leave to cool. Serve sliced and buttered.

  • Loaves will improve in flavour if stored for up to 4 weeks in tin
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    • 8oz Granulated sugar
    • 8oz Plain flour
    • 8oz Wholemeal flour
    • 1lb *Mixed dried fruit
    • 1 Egg
    • 2tbs Thick-cut marmalade or malt extract
    • 4tsp Baking powder
    • ½ pint Warm/cold tea

    By Views 7970  Added Mon Jul 14 2008

    I love baking and Mum's fruit tea loaf instantly reminds me of home it's almost like a safety blanket, I always feel better for it.


    I think it’s well known that I’m a girl who likes her food and probably one of the main reasons is that my Mum is an excellent cook! Whilst growing up everyday after school my brother and I would sit down with Mum and have home made cake and a Read More