Lincolnshire Plum Bread – my mums

Lincolnshire Plum Bread – my mums

Lincolnshire Plum Bread

Actually my Mums Lincolnshire Plum loaf cake is sometimes referred to as bread,  not sure it is to be honest!

However that’s what we’ve always called it and we’ve been eating it for years!

 

Plum Bread or Plum Loaf 

So Lincolnshire plum bread or loaf cake – it doesn’t really matter!

You can use tea in the recipe however we have always just used water, so whatever you fancy. This one’s more cake than bread!

It’s so quick and easy to make and it’s such a great loaf cake to wrap in foil and keep in the cupboard. Mum always has one in her kitchen, ready for us lot!

 

How to serve your Lincolnshire Plum Bread / cake

In the north we butter it and serve it with cheese.

I know it sound strange BUT it is delicious! It’s not an overly sweet cake so it works so well.

It’s almost like malt loaf really – we have that with cheese too.

Lincolnshire Plum loaf cake

It’s the perfect teatime treat.

Really rather good if you like fruit cake but don’t want all the marzipan and icing shenanigans.

It’s an everyday version of a complex fruit cake, but easier and lighter, delicious!

 

To Make your plum bread…

This cake mix is made in a pan on the hob!!

Yes it is then popped into Loaf  tins then baked in the oven.

This mix makes two 2 llb loaf cakes, so if you only want one (why?) then half the mix.

We prefer the smaller cakes (and you get 2!!)

 

Loaf Liners?

Also before I forget, have you discovered loaf liners yet?

Oh they are fantastic, you can say ‘bye’ to trying to line a loaf tin!

I love them, so easy and you can find them in most supermarkets and they are not expensive either

So why not have a go at my Mums Lincolnshire Plum loaf / cake – and try it with cheese.

I’d love to know what you think. Please leave me a comment, I love your comments

 

Other Loaf Cakes 

If you love loaf cake then I have loads however a VERY popular one is Freda’s Apple & Fruit Loaf why not have a look.

It’s such an easy recipes and you can use up all of those fallen apples in the Autumn

Freda’s apple & fruit loaf

Big love Cx

 

 

Go have a gander Cx

Lincolnshire Plum loaf cake

Lincolnshire Plum Bread

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 580kcal
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A moist easy fruit tea bread

Ingredients

  • 225 g Margarine or butter
  • 340 g Caster Sugar
  • 450 g Dried Fruit mixed or what ever you fancy
  • 1 cup Water or Tea
  • 450 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 medium sized Eggs

Instructions

  • Grease & Line 2 x 21b loaf tins (I use loaf liners  - they are ace!)
  • Preheat the oven 140C/275F/Gas 1
  • In a large pan warm the Butter, Caster Sugar, Dried Fruit and tea - melt
  • Tip the Self-raising flour into a large bowl, with the eggs and mix Add the melted mixture to the flour mix, a little at a time and stir until totally combined
  • Bake for approx 60 minutes. Insert a fine knitting needle and if it comes out clean you're done. If not bake for an additional 10 minutes until baked
  • Leave to cool - then add that butter and cheese and away you go!
  • Enjoy the delights of my Mums Lincolnshire Plum loaf / cake

Notes

***All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lincolnshire Plum Bread
Amount per Serving
Calories
580
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
81
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
180
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
369
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
95
g
32
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
56
g
62
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
615
IU
12
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
91
mg
9
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. So easy to make, and absolutely gorgeous! You must try this recipe!

  2. Forgive me if I am missing something here. It is called a Plum cake but there are no plums in the list of ingredients?

    1. Hi Nici – yes you are correct
      The term ‘plum bread’ is traditional and simple refers to the dried fruit
      Thanks Clare

  3. What a super recipe. Thank you for sharing. As I remember, Nanna always made it on the stove, like you do, so I don’t really recognise the yeast-based recipes some people suggest. This is a lovely cake. It isn’t like my memory of Nanna’s plum bread, but every family has its own recipe and this is very nice. Nanna’s was firmer and had some spices in, too. Thanks again.

    1. Oh so lovely to hear – I love it when recipes bring back memories x

  4. This was amazing!! Thankyou for the recipe I found mine was so crumbley when I cut it it fell apart where would I have gone wrong please!
    ?

  5. Made 10 of these loaves now and everyone thinks they are delicious! Thank you

    1. Great to hear – thank you

  6. Unfortunately my efforts came out crumbly (but still tasted great). I think it was because I used the American measure of 1 cup (250ml) instead of the British 1 cup (284ml). I will try using the larger measure next time.

    1. Oh would be so interested to hear – Thank you

  7. Easy enough to make and tastes nice but as a Gas fitter not a cook I have to admit that I must have done something wrong. Can’t slice it, it just breaks up. 🙁

    1. Oh No – I wonder what happened? I’ll test bake it again next weekend and see if I can see why?
      Thanks

  8. Delicious. Really easy and as good as the plum loaf I bought in Lincoln.

    1. Oh thanks x appreciate the note x

  9. Hi,
    I have been looking for a recipe like this one, for Lincolnshire Plum Bread, like my mother used to bake and she had been given the recipe by my grandmother on my father’s side. He was born in Great Grimsby.

  10. How big is a cup please? How many mls? Thank you

    1. Just a normal cup you’d have a cup of tea in x

  11. I find that at 140c mine took nearer 2 hours or more to cook

    1. Oh I’m sorry to hear that – I say around 70 minutes. Ovens are all different
      I’ll recheck the recipe again – Thanks Clare

  12. 5 stars
    It turned out tasting lovely but a little dry. I should have taked out after 60min. My fault. Microwaved with custard was great pud though.
    Cooked a 2nd but replaced water/tea with 425gm tin crushed pineapple (undrained) for Aussie version. My Dad has new favorite fruitcake now.
    Thanks for sharing your great recipes. Making your Ginger Loaf today!

    1. Wonderful to hear – Thank you

  13. 5 stars
    Hi..made this last night . But did take nearly 2 hours to cook and I had my oven on gas 2. Taste great though ..👍

    1. Great it was good – I’ll recheck the temp – thanks x

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