Fruit Loaf

1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
2 oz. margarine or butter
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1 level teaspoon carb soda
1 cup mixed fruit
1 egg
Melt butter and sugar in boiling water
Let mixture cool, then add sifted flours, carb soda and fruit, mix well.
Beat egg and add to mixture. Pour into a greased and lined 22x12cm loaf pan.
Bake in moderate oven 160°c for approximately 40 minutes.

Served with butter and honey, or on its own, this fruit loaf is a family favourite.

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