Put the dried fruits and sugar in a bowl, add the hot tea and mix together. Leave to soak for 4 hours or overnight.
Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon, add to the soaked fruit with the egg and mix together well.
Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 1 kg (2 lb) or 1.3 litre (2¼ pint) loaf tin (see
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then loosen at the ends and transfer to a wire rack. Peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely. Cut into slices and spread with a little butter to serve.