Mary’s Tea Time Cake
We have finally eaten all the Christmas biscuits and the cake tin was looking rather bare, so I had a flip through one of my recipe clipping folders and came across a recipe for a Mary Berry Tea Time Cake, it’s a tea loaf packed with dried fruit and the recipe was published in BBC Good Food magazine.
Mary's Tea Time Cake
- 350 g/12 oz mix dried fruit
- 225 g/8 oz soft light brown sugar
- 300 ml/1/2 pt hot tea made with two tea bags.
- 275 g/10 oz self-raising flour
- zest of a lemon
- 1 large egg beaten
- Put the dried fruit and sugar in a bowl and pour over the hot tea.
- Leave to soak overnight, or if you are in a hurry for two hours.
- Heat the oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2
- Line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with baking parchment or use a loaf tin liner
- Add the flour, lemon zest and beaten egg and stir with a spoon till mixed through.
- Bake for 11/4 to 11/2 hrs or until it is well risen, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
- Peel of the baking paper or liner and serve sliced with or without butter
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