• Ingredients:
  • 150g (6oz) raisins
  • 100g (4oz) sultanas
  • 50g (2oz) currants
  • 150g (6oz) soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 pint strained cold (black) tea
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 200g (8oz) plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice

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Tea bread / Loaf

Tea bread / Loaf









Tea Bread Recipe

Rita comments: This traditional, easy Tea Bread recipe has been passed down through the generations in our family. It is called Tea Bread but is essentially a fatless Fruit Cake. Otherwise known as Tea Loaf. We serve it sliced and buttered, with a nice cup of tea.

Rita, Lancashire

  • Place fruit in a large mixing bowl, add tea and mix well
  • Leave overnight to soak
  • Add egg, flour, sugar, baking powder and mixed spice to the soaked fruit and stir well
  • Pour into a 2lb lined & greased tin
  • Bake at 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4 for approx 1 hour 15 minutes until golden brown and risen (and an inserted skewer comes out clean)
  • Remove from tin and leave to cool completely
  • Remove from liner and place in cling film
  • Store for 1 – 2 days before serving

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