Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5/190°C

225g mixed dried fruit
¼ cup of cold strong Earl Grey tea
225g self-raising flour
100g caster sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp milk

·         Soak the dried fruit overnight in the tea.
·         Grease and line a 450g loaf tin.
·         Sift the flour.
·         Add the sugar.
·         Add the milk and the egg, and beat well.
·         Add the fruit and the tea.
·         Turn into the buttered floured loaf tin.
·         Bake for approximately 45 minutes until cooked through.
·         Turn out into a wire rack.
·         Allow to cool, wrap in foil and leave to stand overnight.