Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Found in an online search in response to a request on the boards, I'm posting this b/c it sounds delicious and easy.... and I'd like to try it. Originally posted by Aundy of Leigh, Lancashire who wrote: "This is a loaf my Nana Pendlebury used to make for us when I was a child, the recipe has been in the family for years. Its suprisingly easy and tastes delicious."
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter (1/4 lb)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup sultana
- 10 candied cherries (quartered)
- 2 cups self rising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat oven to 350*F (180*C or Gas Mark 4).
- Put butter, sugar, milk, sultanas, and candied (or glace) cherries into a large saucepan.
- Bring almost to the boil over a low heat, stirring occasionally.
- Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Add 1 cup flour, the mixed spice and the bicarb into the pan and add half the beaten egg, mix thoroughly.
- Now add the rest of the flour and egg and mix again.
- Pour mixture into a paper-lined loaf tin.
- Bake on middle shelf of oven for approx 1 hour.
- Remove from tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Best served cut into thick slices and spread thickly with butter.