So easy to make, you could almost make it by accident whilst getting tea ready!
This tastes great on its own or with butter and cheese or jam.
1 mug of bran flakes or all bran,
½ mug of brown sugar,
1 mug of mixed dried fruit*
1 mug of semi skimmed milk. (For dairy-free, use soya/ almond/ coconut milk.)
1 mug of self-raising flour
1-2 teaspoons of mixed spice or cinnamon.
And it’s as simple as this:
Mix together all the ingredients except the flour and spice.
Leave it to soak for an hour, then fold in the flour and spice.
Scrape the mixture into a loaf tin lined with grease proof paper (or a silicon loaf tin).
Cook at 160 c for 1 hour 20 mins.
* I sometimes include some chopped glace cherries – they need chopping quite small otherwise they sink to the bottom.
Another alternative is chopped dried apricots to replace all or part of the mixed dried fruit.