I’ve had a super busy day today so just a quick one, I wanted to share another recipe which is one that my mum often made with us as kids and I now make with mine. The reason this recipe is so good is there is no beating the butter into the sugar to start and the best bit, there are no eggs in the recipe so perfect for small people to lick the bowl after.
Mums Tea Loaf
- 1/2 pint strong tea
- 6oz mixed dried fruit (I used apricots, cherries, dates, raisins and sultanas), chopped to raisin size if large
- 4oz caster sugar
- 4oz butter
- 9oz self-raising flour
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2tsp mixed spice
Put the tea, fruit, sugar and butter into a pan and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted, raise the temperature until just simmering then turn off the heat. Leave this to cool until just warm.
Preheat the oven to Gas 4/180C and line a 2lb loaf tin with grease proof paper or a tin liner.
Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice into a large bowl. Pour in the fruit and tea mix and stir well until combined. Pour this into your tin and place tin in the oven. Roll up sleeves, grab a spoon and scrape the last bits out of the bowl to eat.
Bake for 45 mins – check cake is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, it really is so easy you should give it a go.
Do you have any nice plans for the weekend?