Every christmas my mother gets busy in the kitchen making batches of my ‘Granny Rose’ famous Plumbread.
This recipe is very special to my mother as my ‘Granny Rose’ my mum’s mum died of breast cancer when my mum was only 27 yrs old. My mother has kept the most amazing hand written recipe book that dates back over 45 yrs full of old hand written recipes passed down through the family. On today’s Dreamwallstyle post I want to share this lovely recipe, some may already know it, if not then please do try it! My Granny always called this recipe ‘Plumbread’ to others it is called a ‘Tea Loaf’ as the sultanas are soaked in Tea. ENJOY!
‘Granny Rose’ Plumbread or Tealoaf recipe
12oz MIXED FRUIT (SULTANAS)
8 oz DEM SUGAR
Half Pint COLD TEA
1 LB SELF RAISING FLOUR
2 oz BUTTER
1 EGG BEATEN
Put Fruit and sugar in Basin (mixing bowl) strain tea and leave to soak over night.
Once soaked Sift flour, salt, Rub in fat, stir in the beaten and the soaked fruit mixture.
Turn in 2LB Loaf Tin smooth over the surface and bake
If using a Fan assisted over 150 or Gas mark 3 for 1 and half – to an hour and three quarters until brown
For a one hour loaf use a 1 LB tin