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                              IRISH TEA BREAD
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Irish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   12       tb           Strong tea
    1       lb           Mixed dried fruit
    6       oz           Soft brown sugar
    1                    Egg, lightly beaten
    1       oz           Butter (melted)
    9       oz           All-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Bicarbonate of soda
   Servings:  4
   The mixed fruit can include raisins, currants, and any
   other kind of dried fruit you like; chop any larger
   pieces down to about raisin size. Place the tea, mixed
   fruit and sugar in a bowl; cover and leave overnight.
   Stir in the egg and melted butter. Sieve the flour and
   the bicarb together and fold them in. Line the bottom
   of a large loaf pan with baking parchment, and brush
   the whole inside of the pan with melted butter.  Pour
   the mixture in and smooth the top.  Bake in a
   preheated oven (360 F) on the middle shelf for 1 1/2
   hours.  After removing from the oven, leave in the pan
   for 2-3 minutes;  then turn out of pan and cool on a
   wire rack.
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