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13-04-2011, 10:09 AM
This is great for the kids and nice and healthy for after a meal too


300g dried raisins, cherries and/or mixed peel
225ml hot tea
50g butter
100g brown sugar
1 egg
225g self-raising flour
sugar to sprinkle on the top (optional)

1. Soak the fruit overnight in the hot tea.
2. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
3. Beat the butter and sugar together, then beat in the egg.
4. Sift in the flour and mix in.
5. Add the fruit and any remaining tea.
6. Spoon into the loaf tin and level off the surface.
7. If you have a sweeter tooth you can sprinkle 1-3 teaspoons of sugar on top of the loaf at this point.
8. Bake for 1 hour at 180C / 160C fan / Gas 4.
9. Check it’s cooked through by sticking a skewer in the centre – if it comes out clean, the loaf is ready.
10. Leave to cool completely in the tin. Then slice and enjoy.

Angel xx

13-04-2011, 10:18 AM

Will be trying, thank you for recipe.

I make a Banana cake the other day and my kids love it.

4oz butter or margarine
6oz sugar (granulated, caster, or mix in some demerara, whatever you have to hand)
8oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2 large or 3 medium, very ripe bananas

Heat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C
Grease a 2lb loaf tin.
Mash the bananas with a sturdy fork.
Cream the butter and sugar together and mix in the eggs
Mix together the two yellow sludges you now have.
Mix in the flour.
Scrape into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes then lower
the temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Making flap jacks again this afternoon, my 4yo loves baking :)

little miss chatterbox
13-04-2011, 11:20 AM
that sounds lovely thank you! and for the banana cake one too!

13-04-2011, 11:33 AM
Sounds lovely Angel I will give that one a try. My clan like banana cake.