Fruit bread

Fruit bread
Preparation time
375 mins
Cooking time
50 mins
6 people

Fruit bread.

Nothing smells better than freshly baked bread – and very little tastes better too.


Fruit bread


  • 300g mixed dried fruit
  • 450ml hot Earl Grey tea
  • 90g brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 large egg


  1. Place the dried fruit in a bowl, pour over the hot tea, cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 180Β°C. Grease a 10 x 25cm loaf pan.
  3. Strain the fruit, reserving the liquid, then combine with remaining ingredients. Gradually add the reserved liquid, stirring until a soft dropping consistency is reached. Pour into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make a sugar syrup: place 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a pan over low heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Brush the fruit loaf with syrup while still warm.
  5. Set aside on a wire rack to cool, then slice and serve with butter.

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