Make an easy four-ingredient cake using tea instead of butter, milk or eggs – Metro.co.uk

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Tea loaf

Make a fruity loaf cake with just four ingredients (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Sometimes old favourites are the best things to bake.

Comforting and easy treats are exactly what we need as we enter the second wave of the pandemic.

This cake certainly isn’t new – it’s a classic tea loaf or the Welsh might say it’s a Bara Brith (though often that contains yeast), but whatever you call it, it’s delicious.

And this version can be whipped up with just four ingredients – dried fruit, sugar, self-raising flour and the secret ingredient, tea.

Not only does it give it a lovely flavour, but it also replaces butter and eggs, making this cake fat-free and accidentally vegan.

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You do need a little bit of prep time to soak the fruit but once you’ve done that, it’s very quick.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250mls) of strong hot tea
  • 130g sultanas or mixed fruit
  • 130g sugar
  • 250g self raising flour

Method

  1. First soak the fruit. You need to do this for at least four hours but overnight is best if you remember. Just put the dried fruit in a bowl and soak it in the strong hot tea.
  2. Once your fruit is soaked, preheat your oven to 180C/Gas mark 4, add the sugar and flour to the fruit and tea mixture. Stir – it will be quite a stiff mix.
  3. Put the mixture into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin and bake. Check after 30 minutes using a skewer to see if it comes out clean. Check at five minute intervals until it is baked.
  4. Leave to cool, remove from the tin and enjoy.

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