Dried fruit bread loaf

  • Rating: 5 stars
  • Takes: 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • Serves: 6


  • 125g caster sugar
  • 75g sultanas
  • 50g currants
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 200g plain flour
  • 125ml water
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp ground mixed spice

Each serving contains 410 calories, 37g sugar, 18g fat, 11g saturates and 0.1g salt.


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Grease and line a 30cm x 6cm x 10 cm loaf tin with greaseproof paper. Combine the water, sugar, butter, sultanas and currants in a large saucepan. Heat over a medium heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, then add the flour, baking powder and spice after a few minutes. Stir well to combine thoroughly.

Pour into the prepared loaf tin. Bake for 30-40 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the loaf. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

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