Fruit loaf

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Merle’s fruit & nut loaf

1 cup fruit(dates or left over from Xmas)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 teaspoon each of mixed spice, nutmeg & cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

Put all of the above ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Pour over a cup of hot(boiled) water to which has been added 1 level teaspoon of bicarb soda

Let stand until cool

Mix in 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
Bake in loaf tin(20x9cm) for 1/2-3/4 hour in moderate oven. (Dis 180 grade)
Slice and butter to serve
Tips
Line tin with paper
Keep walnuts in fridge

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