Not a fan of recipes that require butter and sugar to be creamed? You'll like this fruit loaf then. I adapted the recipe to suit me from one I found online. The first adaptation actually came about when I forgot to add the egg. The loaf came out perfectly therefore probably didn't need the egg in the first place. I also added cinnamon and vanilla essence just because I like them.
So just in case you ask:
Place 200gm sugar, 400gm mixed dried fruit (or sultanas, etc), 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 100gm margarine (or butter) and 250ml milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Take off the heat and leave to cool for about 10-15 mins. Add to this 250gm self-raising flour and a teaspoon or two of cinnamon. Quickly fold together (if your boiled mixture is still warm it will froth up - it still bakes well so don't be too alarmed) and pour into a lined loaf tin. Bake at 160C until cooked through - approx 30-40 mins (I'm a terrible time keeper btw)
Tastes delicious warm or cold.