Yes, she of the The Kettle Killers. My mum cooked one particular fruit loaf on a regular basis and the smell of the spices that would drift out of the oven was heavenly. We could never wait until it cooled down, but had to have a slice, while it was sill warm, with butter! Delicious!
Well anyway, here is how the story goes.
A late night chat with Wendy from Teaching and Learning and a Wee Bit of Cooking about foolproof baking! Wendy was trying to prepare for a cake stand at her school's Highland Games! Last minute! What shall I make? I thought Mum's Fruit Loaf! So I phoned my mum (the Kettle Killer) and she read the recipe out to me while I typed. My mum has a cookbook, where she adjusts the recipes, as she cooks. She also scribbles recipes in corners, on end pages and has lots of loose leaf pages gathering in there! Wendy, rolled up her sleeves and got stuck in and the results look damn yummy (excuse the french!)! She has posted the most gorgeous photo of the loaf, I wish we could smell it too!
My mum says that the loaf was originally an Australian Fruit Loaf, and that may be so, as she has family in Australia. But to me it is Mum's Fruit Loaf!
You can pick up the recipe on Wendy's Blog.
I hope you all try it, then I can tell my mum that her recipe is world famous!