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Afternoon Tea Loaf

Introduction

This recipe comes from one of my parents’ first friends and neighbours when they moved to England. Denise Palmer taught my mother how to make a Victoria sponge, scones and this absolutely wonderful lightly fruited cake. She called it a ‘boiled cake’, as you melt the butter, sugar and fruit together before stirring in the eggs and flour. I’ve updated the recipe slightly to a tea loaf – a wonderfully comforting classic.

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Ingredients

boiling water
English Breakfast teabags
unsalted butter
soft dark brown sugar
mixed raisins and sultanas
medium free-range eggs
self-raising flour
mixed spice, allspice or cinnamon
sea salt

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