I love of slab of fruit cake with a good cup of tea. When I’ve visited Wales they do a lovely loaf cake called ‘Bara Brith’ which traditionally includes tea soaked fruit.
I’ve tried to recreate their recipe but keeping it simple and quick. You must try this, it’s moist and fills the house with the gorgeous aroma of fruit, tea and spices. Very comforting.
1 Cup Dried Fruit Mix (Including Currants, Sultanas, Lemon and Orange Peel.)
1 Cup Fresh Strong Black Tea
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1tsp Ground Cinnamon
1tsp Ground Allspice
2 Cups Self Raising Flour, sieved
Preheat the oven to 170degrees. Grease a 1lb loaf tin.
Heat in a saucepan the fruit, sugar, tea, butter and spices. Simmering gently for 5mins.
Then remove from the heat, cool slightly and pour into a bowl with the sieved flour. Mix well and place in the loaf tin.
Bake for 30mins or until cooked through.
Cool on a wire rack and serve.