This fruity loaf is commonly served in Irish household for tea time . It is becoming more and more popular in coffee shop and bakeries and is also one of the easiest recipe to do. For the fruit Mix i used a selection of dried berries , raisins and candied peel but feel free to use any dried fruits you like.
*225 grs of self raising flour
*280 grs of dried fruits
*300 ml of boiling water
*2 tea bags ( i used lipton’s red fruitflavored tea)
*60 grs of caster sugar
*60 grs of muscovado sugar
*2 tsp of mixed spice
1.In a large bowl add the dried fruit along with the tea bags. Pour the boiling water cover with a kitchen towel and leave it soaking overnight.
2.Once the fruits has soaked in tea overnight , remove the tea bags and preheat the oven at 170 degrees celsius.
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the tea and fruit mixture and mix well using a wooden spoon.
4. Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and bake for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.