Scottish Tea bread
I got this recipe from a newspaper (I think!) many years ago - it is a really nice cake to serve (buttered is better!) with a cup of tea in the afternoon - a Scottish tradition (the tea drinking, I mean!)
4 oz butter
1 cup of tea (a proper teacup, not a mug!) Make the tea strong, and do not add milk or sugar
8 oz sugar;
8 oz mixed fruit;
8 oz self raising flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp mixed spice
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
Put butter, fruit and tea in a saucepan. Melt slowly, then bring to boil and simmer for two minutes.
Cool. Sift dry ingredients then add cooled fruit/tea/butter mix with the egg. Mix well.
Bake in a loaf tin at Gas mark 4 for about 1 and a half hours. Until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the deepest part of the loaf.
When cool, serve sliced and buttered.