The Prudent Pensioner's VE Day Fruit Loaf recipe
As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, The Prudent Pensioner (aka Doreen Reed) has shared this recipe - and you have time to bake it before Friday.
Doreen said: "When I have made and shared this cake I have had comments like lovely, yummy, even sensational.
"When I offered a friend the recipe her hubby said, ‘don’t bother with the recipe, just keep sending us cake."
100g/ 3½ oz.Sultanas
100g/ 3½ oz.Raisins
75g/ 3 oz. Currants
150ml Strong Tea
225g S.R Flour
1 egg beaten
Approx.4 tbsps. Milk
A generous teaspoon of mixed peel
Put fruit in mixing bowl. Pour hot tea over fruit and leave to cool preferably overnight.
Pre heat oven to 190c/375f
Add mixed peel to fruit and stir well.
Sift flour in to fruit and mix in. Add sugar, then egg then sufficient milk to mix to a dropping consistency. Place in lined loaf tin and bake for 45 –50 mins.or until cooked. Test with a clean skewer which should come out clean. Place on wire rack to cool.