The loaf is easy to make and is perfect with a cuppa or toasted and spread with butter for breakfast.
1 cup hot black tea
2 1/4 cups mixed dried fruit
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Stir together the tea, dried fruit and brown sugar in a large bowl. Cover and leave to macerate overnight.
Heat the oven to 325°F. Grease a standard loaf tin and line it with a strip of parchment paper.
Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cloves together, then stir into the fruit mixture. Add the egg, then scrape into the tin. Bake for 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack.