Welsh Christmas Fruit Loaf

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Appears in

The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 8oz mixed dried fruit
  • 1ozchopped peel
  • 2oz glace cherries
  • 4oz light soft brown sugar
  • Grated rind of one lemon
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • Good pint hot strained tea
  • 8oz flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2oz butter
  • 1 egg


    Steep the fruit, chopped peel, quartered cherries, orange and lemon peel and sugar overnight in the hot tea. Sieve Hour and baking powder. Rub in the butter. Beat the egg; add egg and the steeped mixture to the dry ingredients. Turn the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin. Bake at 350°F, 180°C, gas mark 4 for one hour. Keep for one day before cutting.