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Marmalade Tea Loaf

31 Jul

My budget conscious husband seemed very pleased with himself when he returned from doing the weekly grocery shop.  He proudly showed me this expensive looking grapefruit marmalade jam and explained that he got it for only $2  what a bargain! mmmmm I thought.  His faced dropped when I asked him if he had checked the expiry date.  Waste not, want not, I searched for a few marmalade ideas and I came up with this Loaf.


  • 1 3/4 cups Self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3/4 cup  brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 175g soft butter
  • 3 eggs,
  • 140g marmalade
  • I Tbsp marmalade (to glaze the loaf)

Oven: preheat to 180.C


Place the flour, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice into a mixing bowl.  Add the sugar and walnuts. Beat the eggs and then add to the bowl with the soft butter.  Add the marmalade and mix thoroughly.  Spray a loaf tin with oil or line with greaseproof paper.  Place the mixture into the loaf tin and place into the oven.

Bake in the oven for approximately 1hour but do check after about 40 mins.  If it is getting too brown on top place a sheet of tin foil on top of the loaf.  Use a skewer to insert into the middle of the loaf to check if it is cooked.  The skewer will come out clean if it is cooked.

Marmalade Glaze:

Remove loaf from tin and let it cool for 5 mins on a wire rack.  Then spoon 1 Tbsp of marmalade into a cup and add a few teaspoons of hot water to make the glaze.  Brush over the loaf so it becomes nice and sticky looking.


A tasty loaf and a great way to used up excess marmalade.  Use whatever nuts you have on hand, I only had walnuts in the pantry. Try and use a chunky marmalade as you then get chunks of fruit peel in the loaf and it also looks better for the glaze on top of the loaf.  My loaf tin is a bit big so my loaf looks a bit flat it would have looked better if I had used a smaller loaf tin.  But hey, it still tastes the same. Yum.  Cut the loaf into thick slices, great with a cup of tea.

Adapted from: The Great British Book of Baking by Linda Collister