I was clearing out a drawer recently and came across a bunch of scraps of paper with recipes on them. Among the scraps was this handwritten one ….. I had no idea where it had come from, but thought I recognised the handwriting.!
Well what would you do but make the recipe anyway? So I did and it was on tasting that I remembered where I’d had this before. A former work colleague used to make it, and bring it into work for a treat to us on occasions…. thank you Geraldine! And it was her Mum’s recipe. So thank you so much to Geraldine’s Mum in Donegal.
This is such a quick recipe…. and the end result is so delicious you just must try it.
- 8 oz raisins
- 3 oz honey
- 1/2 pt Hot Strong Tea
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 10 oz wholemeal flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 teas mixed spices (I used cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
Place raisins in bowl, stir honey into your hot tea and pour this over raisins. Leave for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 170 deg. (fan)
Stir beaten eggs into raisin and tea bowl.
Mix flour with spices and baking powder in separate bowl, and then add to raisin mixture.
Transfer mixture to lined 2 lb loaf tin.
Bake for between 50 minutes to 1 hour…. timing depends on your oven.
Put the kettle on, and enjoy 🙂