My mum made this the other day – it is really delicious.
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350g mixed dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, dried apricot, mango, mixed peel whatever you have)
140g light muscovado sugar
300ml hot black tea
300g self raising (all purpose) flour
Put all the mixed fruit and sugar in a mixing bowl and stir in the hot tea.
Cover and leave for 24 hours.
Next day: Heat oven to /150c/300 f/gas mark 2
Grease and line a large loaf tin with baking parchment.
Beat the egg and stir it and the flour into the fruit and tea.
Pour into tin and bake for 90 – 100 mins. It is ready when it is well risen.(If you put a skewer into the centre it will come out clean.)
Allow to cool slightly then remove from the pan and cool on a rack.