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New Year Tea Bread

  • BAKE: 45
  • SERVES: 8

Ingredients

Mixed Grain Bread Mix 500g
  • Mixed Grain Bread Mix 500g
  • Wright's Mixed Grain Bread Mix 500g
  • Egg 1 medium
  • Sugar 2 tablespoons
  • Margarine 50g
  • Mixed Spice 1 Tablespoon
  • Old Ale/Guiness (Warmed) 230ml
  • Sultanas 50g
  • Dates 50g
  • Walnuts 30g
  • Currants 30g

ADD TO BASKET

METHOD

MAKING BY HAND

Mix the above ingredients in to a soft, well developed dough.
Rest for 5 minutes.
Then blend in:
50g Sultanas
50g Dates
30g Walnuts
30g Currants
NOTE: This blend of fruit & nuts can be changed dependent on your fruit & nut availability.
Stand for 5 minutes then mould into shape and place in a well greased 2lb loaf tin.
Cover with a damp tea towel; lightly oiled plastic or polythene and prove in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Remove the cover before baking.

Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C, (425°F, Gas Mark 7) for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from tin and put on a wire tray to cool.

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Deb's Tips

What a great way to use up dried fruit after Christmas! When removed from oven brush top with sugar syrup made from 1 tablespoon of sugar dissolved in 2 tablespoons of hot water and if desired sprinkle with caster sugar.

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