Gluten Free Spiced Fruit Teabread
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Apr 18 2009

Gluten Free Spiced Fruit Teabread

Do you enjoy tea bread?   Here is a gluten free recipe for a nice fruit teabread that I think our readers will enjoy.

If you’d like to check out other recipe ideas, check out our gluten free recipes page!

Gluten Free Spiced Fruit Teabread Recipe

Teabread Ingredients:

  • 5 oz dried mixed fruit
  • ¼ pint hot, strong black tea
  • 7 oz gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 3½ oz light soft brown sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 level tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • Butter, to serve
  • 1 lb loaf tin, buttered and lined with a strip of baking parchment

Teabread Directions:

  1. Place the fruit in a bowl and pour the hot tea over. Cover the bowl and leave the mixture overnight for the fruit to absorb some of the tea and for it to plump up.
  2. Set the oven to gas mark 3 or 160°C.
  3. Tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the sugar, orange zest and mixed spice.
  4. Add the egg and sunflower oil to the fruit mixture, and tip this into the dry ingredients. Stir well to mix the ingredients to a soft-dropping consistency.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Place the tin in the center of the oven. Bake the cake for about 1 hr, or until it has risen and feels just firm to the touch in the center.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes. Turn it out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Serve the cake sliced and spread with butter. If you want to freeze it,wrap the cold cake in a freezer bag and freeze it for up to 1 month. Allow the cake to defrost completely before serving.

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