Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Fruit bread recipe
This is a lovely tea bread recipe, not very sweet, very fruity. It is from Delia’s “How to Cook” book. The best thing is that it makes 2 loaves, one for you and yours and one to give away (or freeze for another day). It keeps quite well and I even like a slice for breakfast…surely it must be healthy with all that fruit and look -no butter.
8 oz raisins
8oz sugar (Delia uses Demerera-I’m not so fussy)
10 fl oz hot tea (I like to use Earl Grey, but normal would be fine.)
Put all of the above in a bowl and mix well. Delia leaves overnight, but at least a few hours for all the fruit to soak up the tea.
Delia also adds 4 oz dried peel but I’m not a fan…
Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees C, Gas 3
Add 4 oz walnuts/pecan nuts
1 large egg beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk
1 lb Self raising flour
Mix everything; it is quite sticky and heavy.
Divide the mixture between 2 1lb loaf tins and bake for 1 hr 15-1hr 30 mins. Remove from the tin and cool on a rack.
I gave one loaf to my in-laws and we are half way through the other one.Mmmmmmm...
I am very excited because I am going on my holidays in a week, YES, I'm off to Blighty. I'll be spending a week with my Mum, drinking tea,chatting and shopping together. I can't wait. But please- no more snow !!