Preparation info
  • Makes


    Small Loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Vegetarian Kitchen

By Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Published 2019

  • About

This is a bit like a tea cake but in loaf form – it’s absolutely delicious when toasted and buttered, and I warn you, one slice is never enough! It freezes brilliantly, so it’s perfect to keep sliced in the freezer, ready to toast whenever the urge takes you. Children love it too.


  • 180 g dried fruit (any combination of raisins, sultanas, cranberries, cherries, apricots, prunes, figs, or candied peel)


  1. Roughly chop the dried fruit so that every piece of fruit is roughly the size of a raisin. Put the fruit into a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over it. Leave it to soak for 20 minutes, then drain it well.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, including the soaked fruit, in a mixing bowl. Add 50