This recipe is a good one. We've been using it in my family for years. It's great for kids, is stays moist for days, has no added sugar and freezes well. Win!
2 cups cold strong black tea (I used three tea bags)
2 cups sultanas (we probably used slightly more, as we are big tana fans)
2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
Mix tea and sultanas and allow to soak for 2-3 hours (you could soak overnight if you wished). I kept the tea bags in the soaking mixture during this time.
Add beaten egg and flour.
Pour into a greased and lined loaf tin. Bake at 200C for 45 minutes.
Serve with a scraping of cream cheese (or ricotta) and a nice cup of tea or milk.
The above is the original recipe, but today I also had two very ripe bananas I needed to use so I mashed them up and put them in at the same time as the flour and eggs.
The recipe also makes a fairly large loaf. You could easily half the quantities for a smaller loaf.
And as you can see from the little hands, it's a great one for the little ones to help with.
We'd love to hear what you think!