2½ cup chopped dried mixed fruit + golden raisins
1½ cup hot brewed tea (English Breakfast)
generous splash of bourbon or Southern Comfort
2½ cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
¼ tsp ginger
2 tsp baking powder
1½ cup sugar
¼ cup lemon marmalade
grated rind of 1 orange
Soak the dried fruit in hot tea and bourbon overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a long loaf pan.
Stir together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, baking powder; set aside.
Beat the egg, sugar, marmalade, orange zest, and soaked fruit until combined. Gently fold in the flour until just combined, add in the leftover tea if mix is too dry. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed.
Allow to cool in the pan for 2 hours before removing.
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