Fruit Tea Loaf

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.

Fruit Tea Loaf

Fruit Tea Loaf

Serves 8


1 Cup Dried Fruit Mix (Including Currants, Sultanas, Lemon and Orange Peel.)

1 Cup Fresh Strong Black Tea

1 Cup Brown Sugar

50g Butter

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.

Fruit Tea Loaf

5 thoughts on “Fruit Tea Loaf

  1. Hi, that looks good but I am surprised that there are no eggs in the loaf. Does it still hold together well? My father-in-law loves fruit cakes so I’m thinking about making this for him next weekend.


  2. Pingback: Fruit Tea Loaf by Buon Cibo | Greedy Wanderers

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