Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plum Bread

Plum Bread is a  traditional  Lincolnshire  recipe. It can be cake like or bread like, but most importantly it's full of lovely plump raisins and sultans. Enjoy it sliced and spread with butter, even better add a good piece of cheese. Try it lightly toasted, it's divine, or make a luxury bread and butter pudding. It keeps really, really well, in fact it is better for keeping as the flavours have chance to develop. Give it a try.



1 lb Self Raising Flour
8 ozs Sugar
4 ozs Butter
8 ozs Currants
4 ozs Raisins
4 ozs Sultanas
2 ozs Mixed Peel
4 ozs Chopped Cherries
Pinch Salt
1 Egg
½ pint Milk


1. Rub flour and margarine together

2. Add rest of dry ingredients.

3. Mix together with beaten egg and milk

4. Put mixture into two greased and lined 2 lb loaf tin

4. Bake at 180º for 1 hour 15 minutes.