The Prudent Pensioner's VE Day Fruit Loaf recipe

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."

Fruit Loaf

100g/ 3½ oz.Sultanas

100g/ 3½ oz.Raisins

75g/ 3 oz. Currants

150ml Strong Tea

225g S.R Flour

100g sugar

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.