Recipe by Jen T
An easy to make fruit loaf using sultanas or a mixture of dried fruits. Serve buttered with tea or coffee for a change from cookies.
Top Review by TasteTester
Wow -- this is so good! I used a package of mixed dried fruits from the market, and as I didn't have any mixed spice, I found a list of the ingredients in it and made some up from spices in my pantry. The fruit loaf was even more delicious the day after I made it -- so moist and dense, but not heavy. I made two -- one for us and one for a holiday platter, cutting that loaf up into bite-sized squares. As one of my kids said, "It's sort of like a fruitcake, except that regular fruitcake is too sweet and has some yukky stuff in it. This one is great!" It also got terrific reviews from all the adults -- thanks for sharing your recipe.
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups sultanas or 2 cups mixed dried fruit
- 2 ounces butter
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat gently together in a pot on stove top the water, sugar, dried fruit and butter until butter melts and sugar dissolves.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes then stir in flour and spices and baking soda.
- Pour into a large loaf pan which has been greased and floured or bottom lined with baking paper and bake at 350'F for 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes then tip out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Serve cut in slices and buttered.