Mincemeat and Marzipan Tea Bread

Recipe by Tulip-Fairy
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 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.