10 to 12slices
An old family recipe that was given to my grandmother by a local farmer’s wife in rural Northumberland. This delicious low-fat tea loaf is made with hot tea and Demerara sugar for an almost “toffee” like taste. It is studded with fruit and has a subtle orange flavour that is enhanced by the mixed spice. Mum has made this as a last-minute Christmas cake in the past and it’s always popular in the school or work lunch box, as well as for afternoon tea and picnics in the summer.