Dried Fruit Load Recipe

Dried Fruit Loaf Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 23 x 13 cm loaf

450 g


300 ml

200 g




200 g

15 ml

1.5 ml

Mixed dried fruit, such as currants, raisins,

chopped dried apricots and dried cherries

Cold strong tea

Dark brown sugar

Small orange, grated rind and juiced

Lemon, grated rind and juiced

Egg, lightly beaten

Plain flour

Baking powder


Method :
  • In a bowl, mix the dried fruit with the cold tea and leave to soak overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC / 350oF / Gas 4. Line the base and sides of a 23 x 13 cm loaf tin with greaseproof paper and then grease the paper.
  • Strain the fruit, reserving the liquid. In a bowl, combine the sugar, orange and lemon rind, and fruit.
  • Pour the orange and lemon juice into a measuring jug, if the quantity is less than 250ml, then top up with the soaking liquid. Stir the citrus juices and egg into the dried fruit mixture.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt together into another bowl. Stir into the fruit mixture until blended.
  • Transfer the mixture into the tin and bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. 
  • Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before unmoulding.

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