Fruity tea bread

Total time: 1:00
Prep: 0:15
Cook: 0:45
Level: Easy
Serves: Party


Main ingredients
  • 300 mL ½ pint milk
  • 175 g. 6 oz golden caster sugar
  • 75 g. 3 oz dried vine fruit
  • 250 g. pack plum medley, chopped or use more dried vine fruit
  • 3 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp. runny honey
  • 350 g. 12 oz self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1-2 tbsp ground ginger or mixed spice, sifted
  • 3 tbsp. apricot jam


  1. You will need: a shallow, lightly greased 1kg/2lb loaf tin.
  2. Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180°C (170°C in a fan oven). In a large bowl, add milk and sugar, then mix in fruit. Drizzle in syrup and honey and stir well. Next, add flour and spice and mix again till combined.
  3. Spoon into loaf tin and put in oven for about 45 mins to 1 hour, till golden brown and skewer comes out clean when poked in middle.
  4. Leave to cool in tin for 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack. Melt a little apricot jam and brush over cake. Slice to serve.

305 calories2g fat