455gm (1 lb ) S. R. Flour
455gm (1 lb) Dried Fruit
170gm (6oz) Light Brown Sugar
2 Teasps Mixed Spice
1 Tablsp Orange juice
1 Tablsp Orange zest
(or replace the juice and zest with
2 Tablsp orange marmalade)
1 Med Egg
1 Tablsp Honey
330ml (just over ½pt) Tea
Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan
Make up the tea the day before the bread is to be made and soak the fruit in this overnight.
On the next day mix the honey, marmalade (or juice and zest), sugar and egg and add to the tea and fruit mix.
Sieve the flour into a large bowl and add the spice
Add the fruit and tea mixture and stir together until well mixed.
Place in a large greased loaf tin and bake for approx 1½ hours. If the loaf appears to be turning too brown cover with a piece of foil.
Remove from the oven and cool slightly on a wire rack.
Glaze with a little honey or a sugar and water mix.
Turn out of the tin and when cold store in an airtight container.
Serve with butter or margarine.