Honey Tea Loaf

This tea loaf is surprisingly easy to make, and will delight children and grown-ups alike. Served with tea, it will be very much appreciated during cold afternoons over the Christmas holiday.

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Cuisine

British

Time

> 2 hrs

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

6

Courses etc.

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You will need

IngredientAdd
225g (8oz) raisins OR

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225g (8oz) mixed vine fruit with peel OR

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225g (8oz) mixed vine fruit without peel, as per your preference

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75g (3oz) set honey More products
300ml (½pt) freshly made strong tea

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2 eggs, lightly beaten Available only in our Broughton Street shop More products
275g (10oz) whole-wheat flour

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2.5ml (½tsp) ground mixed spice

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15ml (1tbsp) baking powder

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Method

  • Place the raisins in a bowl.
  • Stir the honey into the tea and pour this over raisins.
  • Leave to soak for 2 hours or overnight, if you have the time.
  • Stir the eggs into the raisin mixture.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180oC, 350oF, Gas Mark 4.
  • Mix the flour with the spice and baking powder then mix these dry ingredients into the raisin mixture
  • Transfer to a greased 900g (2lb) loaf tin and bake for about an hour.
  • Cook on a wire rack and serve sliced and buttered if you like.

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