My mum makes this and it is gorgeous.
200ml cold water
325g mixed dried fruit
1 egg beaten, (optional)
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 170 C/ gas mark 3 and grease a 2 lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
Put the water, friut, sugar and tea bag into a bowl and soak overnight.
Don't forget to take out the tea bag the next day before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Beat in the egg (if using).
Sieve the baking soda and flour together into another bowl and stir into the mixture.
Pour mixture into loaf tin and place in oven for 1 hr and 15 mins.
Cover the top with foil if it get too brown.