Irish Brack Cake
Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Cooking Time: 50 to 70 minutes. Makes 10 - 12 slices
500g (1lb) Mixed Dried Fruit
300ml (1/2 pint) Cold Tea
275g (9oz) Self Raising Flour
150g (5oz) Soft Brown Sugar
1 Egg, beaten.
Put the fruit, sugar and tea in a bowl and leave for 3 hours or until the tea is absorbed. Beat in the egg and the flour. Pour into a lined and greased 2lb loaf tin.
Bake at Gas mark 4, Electric oven 180°C, for 1½ to 2 hours. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
Best served sliced with butter.