After procrastinating writing this recipe for so long, finally I am here. To be quite honest I’m not sure why I left this so late! This recipe is among my go-tos because it’s so tasty but easy to make. Let’s get our ingredients and start baking:
- 300ml hot tea (made with 2 tea bags)
- 360g mixed dried fruit – I used raisins and sultanas
- 225g self-raising flour
- 135g soft brown sugar
- 30g butter, softened
- 1 egg
First you will need to boil your kettle and make your tea. Then measure out your mixed dried fruit. Once you have done that, take out your tea bags and pour the hot liquid on top of the fruit to soak overnight. I recommend using a large bowl for this.
Add the flour, sugar and butter to the bowl. We only had demarara sugar in the cupboard so we had to use that, however the best one of the job is soft brown sugar (light or dark doesn’t matter). Once combined – it will be a stiff mix – add your egg. This will loosen the mixture and bring it all together.
Now preheat your oven to 140°C. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper or if you have pre-cut cases – brilliant! Then spoon your mixture into the tin.
Bake for 1 hr 30 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Serve by cutting the loaf into 5, then in half. This is because thin slices usually break apart when cut. Keep that in mind! Another option is to serve with butter and creamy cheese, though I like it plain.
And that wraps up this recipe! Super yummy, so easy and works out perfectly every time. Don’t forget to send your creations of this recipe to me via email or Instagram. It would be so great for you to try this out for yourself.
Do you like fruit cake? What other recipes do you want to see from me?
Leave your suggestions in the comments and have a lovely day,