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You will need a 2lb loaf tin (approx 20x12cm), lined with baking paper.
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: I large loaf
  • 150g Malt Extract plus a little extra for finishing
  • 30g Molasses
  • 100g Dark Muscovado Sugar
  • 150ml Hot Black Tea
  • 100g Sultanas
  • 100g Raisins
  • 100g Soft Dried Prunes, chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Put the malt extract, molasses and sugar into a medium saucepan and cook over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour in the hot tea and the dried fruit and mix. Take off the heat and leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the eggs.
  5. Mix the baking powder and and bicarb with the flour then tip into the fruit mixture and beat in until combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for an hour.
  7. Remove from the oven. Brush the top with a little more malt extract. When cool enough to handle remove from the tin and leave to cool completely before slicing.
  8. There is probably no need to say serve sliced with thick butter!
Recipe by The Eating Tree at