This is a recipe my mother used as far back as I can remember hence the weird measuring units. I have adapted the ingredients so that they are Fairtrade – for instance using Fairtrade sultanas rather than currants for which I have never found a Fairtrade supply.
- ½ pint Fairtrade sultanas
- ½ pint Fairtrade raisins
- ½ pint Fairtrade soft dark brown sugar
- ½ pint cold Fairtrade tea
- 1 egg
- 1 pint self raising flour
- Put the sultanas, raisins and sugar in a bowl and mix.
- Add the cold tea, cover and leave overnight.
- Next day heat the oven to 160C (325F/gas mark 4).
- Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Stir the mixture well then add the beaten egg.
- Sift the flour and stir it in. Mix well.
- Cook for 1 hour 15 min.
- When ready the loaf should be firm to the touch and brown.
- Cool, slice, spread with butter and eat.