Lincolnshire Plum Bread

"Plum" is an old english word for mixed fruit.


makes 3 loaves
3 x 1 lb loaf tins
greaseproof paper
1 1/4 cup (250 g) 9 oz white granulated sugar
350 ml (1 1/2 cup) water
225 g margarine
60 ml (1 tablespoon) black treacle (molasses)
2 standard eggs
112 g glace cherries
675 g mixed dried fruit
3 1/2 cup (1 lb) 450 g self raising (self rising) flour


to make plum bread

1. Pre-heat an oven to 150°C (300°F) gas mark 2.

2. Grease 3 x 1 lb loaf tins with a little margarine and line the tins with greaseproof paper.

3. Slowly melt the sugar, water, margarine and treacle in a saucepan; do not let them boil or you will make toffee!

4. Whisk the eggs lightly and add the cherries and mixed fruit, then add the mixture to the saucepan.

5. Gently stir in the flour, then pour the mixture into the loaf tins.

6. Bake them in the oven for 1 1/2 hours.

7. Turn the loaves out of the tins when they are cooked, and allow them to cool.

8. Slice them when cold, and serve them spread with butter

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Lincolnshire Plum Bread
posted by Elizabeth, Canada @ 03:49PM, 12/07/08
At last I have found a recipe similar to one I have that is probably about a hundred years old! Any others I find are yeast breads and contain spices. Which is the original? A yeast bread or a solid cake that is eaten sliced and spread with butter?
(my recipe has more eggs and fat in it as well as Golden Syrup and vinegar and no molasses)
Glace cherries? Nooo!
posted by M. J @ 05:31AM, 12/12/11
I have a plum bread baked for me every year by my godfathers wife to a recipe approx 150 yrs old, I am born and bred in Lincolnshire and have never eaten, bought or would buy a plum bread with glace cherries in it. It's just not done.
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