Typical nutritional content (per portion)
1 cup of strong tea 6oz/180g brown sugar
9oz/250g plain flour
1lb/450g mixed dried fruit
1 egg (lightly beaten)
½ level teaspoon bread soda
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Put tea, sugar and dried fruit in a bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight. Grease a 2lb loaf tin. Add the lightly beaten egg to the fruit mixture. Sieve the flour and bread soda together and fold into mixture. Turn into the prepared tin. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours. Cool on a wire tray and slice when ready.