Mincemeat and Marzipan Tea Bread

"This is wonderful, I found it in a Sunday paper that was lining the paint table at the school where I work, i took it, photocopied it, then put it back ;-) I'm so glad I did, it a great tea loaf that keeps moist, well wrapped for 4-5 days"
photo by Tulip-Fairy photo by Tulip-Fairy
photo by Tulip-Fairy
photo by Tulip-Fairy photo by Tulip-Fairy
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat the oven to 180c / gas 4 / fan 160c.
  • Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
  • Tip the flour into a bowl, add the cold butter and rub until the mixture forms fine crumbs. (I do this in the food processor to save time) Stir in the sugar and marzipan cubes.
  • In another bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, and then stir in the mincemeat. Stir this into the flour mixture until evenly combined.
  • Spoon in to the prepared loaf tin, smooth and sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.
  • Bake for 1 hour until the tea bread is risen and golden brown, or a skewer inserted comes out clean, (except for it you push it through a piece of marzipan!).
  • Lightly dust the tea bread with icing sugar while it is still hot.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then tip on to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. WOW! My husband and I just ate a slice fresh from the oven - OMG! I made the redipe as posted, with homemade mincemeat from last year. I left off the almonds - I didn't have any! Easy and fast. A defiinate keeper! Christmas in June!


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