Irish Tea Loaf REC
Hi all. I just found this recipe today in my local newspaper
Irish Tea Loaf
Yields: 6 – 8 servings
1 ½ c hot tea
2 c golden raisins
2 c currants
1 egg, beaten
1 t mixed spice
2 t baking powder
1 c packed brown sugar
3 ½ c flour
Pour the hot tea over the dried fruit and leave to soak overnight. The next day, preheat the oven to 325ºF and butter a 7” cake pan.
Mix together the egg, mixed spice, baking powder, sugar, flour, and the dried fruit. Pour the mixture into the cake pan. Bake for 1 ½ hours, or until it tests done. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning the loaf out onto a wire rack.
Serve hot or toasted, with butter.
My main question is, does anyone know what "mixed spice" is? Is it something readily available here in the US, or do I need to mix my own blend? Are there any UK members that can help?
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