Rich Fruit Loaf

  • Serves : 8
  • Type : Snack

Made using our Lakeland 2lb Loaf Tin this classic rich fruit loaf pairs perfectly with a cup of tea.


  • 225g self-raising flour 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 110g butter cubed
  • 110g caster sugar 
  • 100g sultanas 
  • 40g dried, sweetened pineapple slices chopped
  • 40g dried figs partially rehydrated and chopped
  • 40g dried dates chopped
  • 40g glacé cherries chopped
  • 40g dried apricots partially rehydrated and chopped
  • 30g desiccated coconut 
  • eggs 
  • 4 tbsp milk 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg extract 
  • 1 tbsp Demerara sugar 


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Grease and line the loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the caster sugar, fruit and coconut.
  3. Beat together the eggs and milk in a jug, add the nutmeg extract, then pour into the bowl with the flour and fruit. Mix together to a soft consistency, transfer to the loaf tin and sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top.
  4. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.