Fat free fruit loaf
With a host of spices and fruit, this fat free tea loaf serves up to 12 people and is the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa.
1 tea bag
100g dried apricots, chopped
175g soft brown sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
225g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
How to make:
1. Soak the tea bag in 300ml boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Add the fruit and soak for 2-3 hours.
2. Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Grease and base line a 1kg loaf tin.
3. Mix the sugar and eggs into the fruit mixture. Mix the flour, baking powder and mixed spice together and stir into the fruit mixture.
4. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until firm to touch and a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin.