Granny Rose Homemade Plum Bread old Lincolnshire Recipe


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!

Soak the mixed Fruit in strained Tea
Soak the mixed Fruit in strained Tea
Old Lincolnshire Plum bread  recipe from Granny Rose hand written
Old Lincolnshire Plum bread recipe from Granny Rose hand written
mum mixing the mixture
mum mixing the mixture
The mixture ready in the baking loaf tin
The mixture ready in the baking loaf tin
Homemade Plum Bread all cooked
Homemade Plum Bread all cooked
more batches of Plum bread with the original recipe book
more batches of Plum bread with the original recipe book
Mum with her batches of Plumbread
Mum with her batches of Plumbread

‘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

Method

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

Mum with her batches of freshly made Plum Bread
Mum with her batches of freshly made Plum Bread
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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace Barby says:

    You have a really nice blog Hannah!

    Grace x

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      Thank you so much

  2. Helen Gibson says:

    Am trying this recipe today. When you use the soaked fruit in the mix, do they need draining from the cold tea first or do you use the liquid too? Apologies for being dim, just don’t want it to go wrong lol. Thanks, Helen x

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      Hi Helen -THats brilliant you are doing the recipe, you drain the liquid off first 😉 if you need any more guidence let me know

  3. Annie Woodhouse says:

    Thank you for this recipe. My Aunt made fabulous Plum Bread and I have been looking for a proper recipe that is cakey rather than bready! Mine have created a bit of a muffin top over the tin – is that because I used the liquid? Will it be OK? Also how long before we try it and how long does it keep?
    Thank you, Annie

  4. Florence Rose says:

    Thankyou, I lost my recipe, tried others, prefer this, I am quite excited to have found it again, F Rose, as you will see I am a Rose!!

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      Hi Florence, how bizarre my granny Rose was Florence Rose also and this was her plum bread recipe all the best with the plum bread

  5. Florence Rose says:

    I also am a Lincolnshire lass until a few years ago,

  6. Hi there 🙂 First of all I want to say I LOVE this recipe and thanks so much for sharing it…I don’t usually butt into other peoples recipes but wanted to say that the sugar dissolved in the measured amount of tea is what makes most of the liquid for this loaf (otherwise there’s only the egg)…that is to say – I add all the soaked fruit INCLUDING the soaking liquid! I’ve made these many times and it works like that but does not make a batter without. Hope that helps some of you 🙂

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      thank you for the top tip

  7. June wrightham says:

    When can I make the plumb bread and how long does it keep

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      It can last a while if wrapped up well in a tin

  8. Deborah says:

    As a child I found some of my Mum’s plum bread in a tin in a property we had left empty for about 5 years, only I hadn’t realise it had been there so long. It was more moist and more delicious than her usual. So I can say the longer they are kept the better they taste.

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      wow thats FAB

  9. Marion Perry says:

    Hi I’m going to try this receipe how many does the ingredients make please .

    1. DreamwallStyle says:

      Hi
      Mum said it should make two 1lb loaves, thats what she does, she said if you use a 2lb loave the cooking time changes but shes not sure on the time of that, but she said keep testing it to check its cooked.

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