Tea Bread Ingredients :
8 oz/225g Sultanas
6oz/175g Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Pint Hot Fresh Tea
1 Medium Egg
8oz225g Self Raising Flour
Sultanas, raisins and currants.. Method : First make a 1/4 pint of fresh tea and add your sugar.
Your tea must be hot to melt the sugar. Mix it well then add all your dried fruit mix well again.
You may think there is not enough fluid to soak up the fruit, if you gently tilt your bowl/jug to the side you should see there is quite a lot of liquid. Cover and leave over night for your fruits to plump up. After mixing well pour your tea bread mixture into a greased and floured oven dish. Place into a pre-heated oven at 160C for approx 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hours.
It depends on your oven so check your tea bread by poking a skewer into to - if it comes out clean it should be ready, do not open the oven for at least 40 minutes. Turn out onto a rack and leave to cool. Slice and serve as desired, eat as a peice or slice and spread with butter.