April 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
As well as music, friends and wine, baking is something I love to do to unwind and have fun! I’ve recently really got into it and a few weeks ago my lovely Mummy gave me the recipe for Tea Loaf…..
It’s basically fruit bread, but with a twist and this fat-free beauty is so easy to make. If you’re like me and trying to slim down for summer tea loaf is fab because it’s filling and as there’s no butter in it it has zero fat.
The loaves have gone down a treat with my friends and I’ve had lots of requests for the recipe so here it is!
You will need:
1 pint strong tea A large mixing bowl
500g mixed dried fruit 2 loaf tins or one cake tin
8oz light brown sugar Grease proof/ baking paper
1Ib self- raising flour Cling film or tin foil for storage
Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees/ gas mark 3/4
Soak the fruit and tea together in the mixing bowl for a minimum of half an hour (could be overnight if you’re very organised!)
When it’s all lovely and soaked stir in the sugar then the flour then the egg. Stir well making sure all is mixed in thoroughly
Line the loaf tins/ cake tin with baking paper, then add the mixture and bake for around 1hr 15mins- but check after about an hour.
Keep in the baking paper and wrap in foil or cling film immediately to keep it moist, let it stand for about an hour, then make a cuppa and enjoy a large hunk!