Tea loaf

Tea loaf

This fruit-enriched bread made with dried fruit, cinnamon and orange zest makes a wonderful afternoon tea loaf drizzled in icing sugar and slathered in butter.


  • 400g/14oz strong bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 40g/1½oz caster sugar
  • 40g/1½oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 10g/¼oz fast-action dried yeast
  • 120ml/4fl oz milk
  • 50g/1¾oz sultanas
  • 60g/2¼oz glacé cherries
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 oranges, zest only

To serve