Home | Cookbooks | Diary | Magic Menu | Random | More ≡

Derbyshire Fruit Loaf

Soda raised loaf made with dried fruit, nutmeg, black tea and (in most receipts) marmalade.

Image: Alex Bray...

Original Receipt adapted from J.Salmon

1 lb mixed dried fruit
8 oz sugar
½ pint hot tea (no milk)
1 egg
1 lb self-raising flour
½ teaspoon mixed spice
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons marmalade

Put the dried fruit and the sugar into a mixing bowl, add the hot tea and leave to soak overnight. Next day, set oven to 300/F or Mark 2. Grease and line a 7 inch cake tin or two 1 lb. loaf tins. Stir the egg, flour, spices and the marmalade into the fruit, sugar and tea mixture. Pour into the cake tin or the loaf tins. Bake for 1½ -2 hours until frm to the touch or until a skewer pushed into the cake comes out clean. Do not open the oven during the first hour of baking time. This cake will keep well.

MORE FROM Foods of England...
Cookbooks Diary Index Magic Menu Random Really English? Timeline English Service Food Map of England Lost Foods Accompaniments Biscuits Breads Cakes and Scones Cheeses Classic Meals Curry Dishes Dairy Drinks Egg Dishes Fish Fruit Fruits & Vegetables Game & Offal Meat & Meat Dishes Pastries and Pies Pot Meals Poultry Preserves & Jams Puddings & Sweets Sauces and Spicery Sausages Scones Soups Sweets and Toffee About ... Bookshop

Email: editor@foodsofengland.co.uk

COPYRIGHT and ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: © Glyn Hughes, 10/06/2020