Extra Moist Fruity Teabread

Extra Moist Fruity Teabread

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This fruity, flavorful teabread recipe will make you feel like you're in the tropics.
Servings: 12
Calories: 299
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Soaking time 6 hours


  • Darjeeling tea bag
  • 3 oz ready-to-eat dried figs chopped
  • 8 oz sultanas
  • 3 oz ready-to-eat dried pears chopped
  • 1 orange rind and juice of
  • 4 oz butter softened
  • 6 oz dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 medium eggs beaten
  • 8 oz self-raising flour sifted
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • demerara sugar to sprinkle


  • Put the tea bag in a jug, add 150 ml (5 fl oz) boiling water and leave to steep for 3 minutes. Remove the bag and discard.
  • Put the figs, sultanas, pears, rind and juice of the orange in a bowl, then add the tea. Cover and leave to soak for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan oven/Gas Mark 4, then grease and line a 900 g (2 lb) loaf tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the eggs and beat well, then add the flour, mixed spice and soaked fruit and mix everything together until thoroughly combined.
  • Put the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes.Take out, sprinkle with demerara sugar, cover with foil and return to the oven for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Wrap in clingfilm and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


Freezing: Once cold, pack and freeze in a sealed bag.Thaw for 8 hours.
Calories: 299 kcal
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 48 mg
Sodium: 86 mg
Potassium: 298 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 34 g
Vitamin A: 302 IU
Vitamin C: 7 mg
Calcium: 50 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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