>From the Recipe Goldmine website...
Irish Tea Bread
12 tablespoons strong tea
1 pound mixed dried fruit *
6 ounces soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 ounce butter, melted
9 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* The mixed fruit can include raisins, currants, and any other kind of dried
fruit you like; chop any larger pieces down to about raisin size.
Place the tea, mixed fruit and sugar in a bowl; cover and leave overnight. Stir
in the egg and melted butter. Sieve the flour and the baking powder together
and fold them in. Line the bottom of a large loaf pan with baking parchment,
Pour the mixture in and smooth the top. Bake in a preheated oven (360 degrees
F) on the middle shelf for 1 1/2 hours. After removing from the oven, leave in
the pan for 2 to 3 minutes, then turn out of pan and cool on a wire rack.
~~~***Rhonda G in Missouri***~~~
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