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Tea Bread

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Audrey Campbell's

 

 

Metric

Ingredients

Imperial

500g

Mixed dried fruit

1 pound

175g

Soft brown sugar

6 ounces

1 breakfast cup approximately 240 ml.

Tea [Earl Grey works best]

8 fluid ounces

 

Zest of one lemon

 

225g

Self raising flour

8 ounces

 

1 large egg

 

Method

Soak the fruit and sugar in the tea with the zest of lemon overnight.   (Or about 8 hours)

The next day, add the flour and well-beaten egg to the mixture.   Mix well and pour into a greased and lined one-kilogram (2lb) loaf tin.

Bake for 2 hours at 150C, 300F, Gas mark 3 or 130C in a fan oven.

Serve sliced with butter.

 

This is very reliable recipe, which anyone can make successfully.   It was given to me by a great friend who died far too young and who was a marvellous baker.