Orange Fruit Tea Loaf


1/2 pt hot tea
5 oz. currants
5 oz. sultanas
5 oz. soft brown sugar
Grated rind of 2 oranges
10 oz self-raising flour, sifted
1 egg


  1. Place fruit, sugar, and orange rind in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the hot tea.
  3. Stir, cover with a cloth, and leave to stand overnight.
  4. Grease and line a 7“square cake tin.
  5. Preheat oven (Gas mark 2, 150℃, 300)
  6. Fold in remaining flour, orange rind and juice.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Pour into the tin and bake for 1½ hours.
  9. Cool

Serve this cake sliced with or without butter.