Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Shuffle Along To Tea Time Loaf

Jo-ann Lloyd, one of our favourite Bearwood Promoters, makes incredible cakes. Really good old-fashioned cooking with lots of love and tlc. 

Jo-ann tries to source all of her ingredients from Bearwood too and all the money she raises from the sale of her cakes is used to help fund future Bearwood Shuffle events. No wonder at every Bearwood Shuffle we've been to her cakes have sold out in seconds.
Welovebearwood have always been very partial to fruitcake so Jo-ann sent us the recipe for her ‘Shuffle Along to Tea Time Loaf’.
Get your wooden spoons and mixing bowls out and give it a go.
She’s going to be selling at the next Bearwood Shuffle on Sunday 16th September so make sure you get a slice because it will be selling like...yes...you've guessed it...hot cakes!

350g dried mixed fruit ( i use a mix of raisins, cherries and mixed peel)
Ultimately a personal choice Source Co-op
350ml tea Source Co-op
2 Eggs beaten Source Coral Musgrave (free range organic chickens)
270g Self Raising Flour Source Co-op
200g Dark Brown Soft Sugar Source Cape Hill Asda (as i can't source 'exotic' sugars in Bearwood)
1tsp Cinnamon Source Hughes


1. Soak the fruit in the tea overnight. Line a 21/2 lb loaf tin.

Step 1 - The fruit soaking in tea

2. Preheat oven to gas mark 3 for 1 - 11/2 hours
3.Mix fruit with eggs, flour, sugar and cinnamon.
Step 3 - In the mix!

4. Transfer to lined tin, sprinkle brown sugar on the top. 
Step 4 - Get it ready to go in the oven
5. Bake at gas mark 3 for 1 - 11/2 hours.
Et voila - it's ready to rock 'n' roll - Yum!


  1. Love her cakes!

  2. Us too! Jo-ann's lemon drizzle cake is another definite fave!