Friday, 28 April 2006

Mary's Fruit Loaf

Mrs B asked me to put this in.

In memory of Mary MacLeod

4 oz / 100 g soft margarine
1 cupful sugar
3/4 cupful sultanas
3/4 cupful currants or mixed fruit
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cupful cold water
2 cupfuls self-raising flour
1 egg

Put the margarine, sugar, fruit, bicarb and cold water into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 5-8 minutes.
Leave to cool.
Sieve into mixture the self-raising flour and add one beaten egg.
Put this mixture into a 1lb [500 g] loaf tin and bake in gas oven mark 4 / 180 C / 350 F for about an hour. Some times it may be ready a few minutes early; test with a skewer, knitting needle of knife.
Leave in the tin to cool, which makes it easier to cut the next day


pharmolo said...

that's a lot of sugar. Will keep this and try making it with low cal substitute!
Comment from peguera1 - 27/04/06 23:02

pharmolo said...

Mrs B...thanks.   Eve.. Ps..not doing my diet any good!!
Comment from mllevl - 28/04/06 12:43

mllevl said...

Have made Marys loaf every day for the past week as it is so easy to do and tastes delicious with a good texture. I did splosh in some brandy one day but the original version was better. Thanks Mrs b.  Eve

jacksj989 said...

Would you mind if I copied this information?


carolhehe said...

Could you please clue me in on Sultanas. What is this?????

jacksj989 said...

The fruit loaf looks like something my mum used to make for us; it looks as though it is waiting to be eaten.

How I envy people that seem to be able to turn a few ingredients into something that melts in your mouth.