Honey Tea Loaf
Cook this sweet loaf for your tea. Recipe devised by Kate Morris and Sally Brown.
You will need:
- 100g mixed dried fruit
- 70ml warm decaffeinated tea (Get a grown-up to make the tea with boiling water.)
- 1 heaped teaspoon of honey
- 1 egg
- 150g plain flour
- 1 level teaspoon of baking powder
- Half teaspoon of mixed spice
- Oil to grease the container
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.
What to do:
Before cooking, wash your hands and put an apron on. Weigh and measure all the ingredients. There should be enough for 6-8 servings using the quantities shown.
Put the dried fruit into one of the bowls, and then pour over the warm tea.
Add the honey to the tea and fruit. (It helps if the teaspoon is warm.) Now break the egg into the cup and beat it up with the fork before adding that too to create a wet bowl. Give it a stir, then put on one side.
In the other bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice to make a dry bowl.
Tip the dry bowl into the wet bowl and mix it together until the mixture becomes thick and sticky and all the flour has mixed in.
Oil the inside of the loaf tin, then pour the mixture into a loaf tin and put on a baking tray.
You will need to ask a grown-up for help with this part. Place in a pre-heated oven at 160ºC fan/180ºC/gas 4 for 20–25 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
Once the Honey Tea Loaf has cooled down you can tip it out of the loaf tin and carefully cut it into slices and eat it!
Serving suggestion: serve a slice of Honey Tea Loaf with a glass of milk or diluted orange juice for a lovely snack. This dish can be frozen for up to one month.