Welsh Tea Bread

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My mother used to make this bread and it is totally moist and delicious.  It is also almost completely, and naturally, fat free!  I have substituted the sugar in this recipe for honey, so it also contains no refined sugar.

  • 2 cups mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped christalized ginger
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (1/2 wheat and half white)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups hot brewed tea
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 egg

Brew tea using boiling water.  Add dried fruit, ginger and honey and mix until honey is disolved.  Soak fruit in tea for several hours or overnight.

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Mix dried ingredients together.  Add to fruit, honey and tea and combine, add beaten egg.  Mix until well combined.

Option:  You can sprinkle the top with slivered almonds or walnuts which is a yummy addition but completely optional.

Put into loaf pan and bake at 325 F for one hour or until cake tester comes out clean.  Turn out on a cooling rack to cool.  Slice and enjoy!

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