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Summergirl I have a mew recipe for you!!


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S: 12st0lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st13lb BMI: 24 Loss: 2st9lb(22.02%)
Hey Summer (and anyone else obsessed with baking!) Here's a really simple and delish one to try... My family have been baking 'teabread' for years. Its fat free which is a bonus and in todays batch I put in some crushed oatibix to improve the fibre content. I also substitute the cinamon for mixed spice and you can add all sorts, cherries nuts , seeds etc to make it even healthier. I shall be having this once a have refed (obviously small slices) as you could do lo-sugar variations etc.
Anway enough of my banter...here it is (taken from Waitrose website):

Mixed Fruit and Cinnamon Tea Loaf

This tea loaf is full of semi-dried fruit and is virtually fat free - better still, it is so lovely and moist you don't need any butter or cream to go with it. It is best eaten on the day it is made.

Preparation time : 20 minutes, plus at least 4 hours soaking Cooking time : 1 ½ hours, plus cooling Total time : 1 hour 50 minutes, plus at least 4 hours soaking and cooling

Makes: 12 slices


1 Waitrose Ceylon tea bag
300g Waitrose Soft Five Fruit Medley
175g light brown soft sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
225g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Pour 300ml boiling water into a measuring jug with the tea bag and leave to infuse for 4-5 minutes. Using a pair of scissors, cut the mixed fruit medley into small, sultana-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour the hot tea over, then discard the tea bag. Stir well, cover with clingfilm and leave to soak for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Butter and line the base of a 900g loaf tin. Stir the sugar and then the eggs into the fruit mixture. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and stir the mixture until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1½ hours, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cover the top with foil if the loaf starts browning too much.
  4. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Serve cold, cut into slices.
Cook's tips

To freeze, wrap well in baking parchment or in a large freezer bag before freezing. Thaw for about 4 hours at room temperature then slice and serve.
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S: 15st6lb C: 15st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 35.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Ummmmm! My sis made one of these recently and it looked yum! I couldn't try it as on lipo! Will defo try this when I refeed!

But Sumergurl, if you make one before then you could post me some of that too!!!!! LOL!


♥3 Years Maintaining♥
S: 19st6lb C: 11st6lb Loss: 8st0lb(41.18%)
mm sounds good!!!

I have just finished baking choc chip and hazlenut muffins (again lol) and pecan shortbread biscuits :D
S: 12st4lb C: 9st13.5lb G: 9st5lb BMI: 23.9 Loss: 2st4.5lb(18.9%)
sounds soo nice!


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S: 12st0lb C: 9st5lb G: 9st13lb BMI: 24 Loss: 2st9lb(22.02%)
ooh pecan shortbread yummy! where you get the recipe for that? x


♥3 Years Maintaining♥
S: 19st6lb C: 11st6lb Loss: 8st0lb(41.18%)
I got the recipe from a cooking programme on tv called barefoot contessa - but type in google pecan shortbread recipe and that one should come up! i just halfed the quantities cuz hers was for like 50cookies lol

Family think theyre great so bonus! :D lol

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