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    I don’t think I’ve posted this before, although it’s classed as a tea bread I use this as my Christmas cake because Mr. F. is allowed a slice. It’s a very moist cake. Low fat.

    12 tbsp cold strong tea

    500g (1lb) mixed dried fruit (I use a mixture of sultanas, apricots, dates etc)

    150g (5oz) castor sugar  (I use the pure cane brown sugar)

    1 egg, beaten

    30g (1oz) unsalted butter, melted

    250g (8oz) plain flour

    1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    1) Mix together the tea, fruits and sugar in a large bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight

    2) Next day lightly grease and line a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin – preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4

    3) Add remaining ingredients to the bowl of soaked fruits and stir well, turn into tin and bake for about one and a half hours or until skewer comes out clean (It doesn’t take as long as that in my oven so I’d check it after an hour depending on your oven)

    4) Cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.

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    I use stevia instead of sugar and do not need to use as much either. Stevia is pure and natural and has 0% calories.
    Even though I am type 2 it doesn’t stop me enjoying what I ate before but in moderation – like fruit cake etc. :-)

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    I don’t use any sugar substitutes Andrea but Mr F still has his slice of cake or a muffin every afternoon, we eat a good balanced diet otherwise and keep his blood sugar well balanced so, as you say, all in moderation.

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    I’ll try and make this in a while Fruitcake, and try not to burn it!  :yahoo:

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    My mother used to make a nice tea loaf and date loaf, I tend not to bake too much these days as we end up eating too much, never had much willpower!! Thanks for posting the recipe, Fruitcake, I’ll give it a go.

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