225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125g/4oz Margarine (room temperature)

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

150ml/ ¼pt Milk (less 2 Tablespoons)

2 Eggs

350g/12oz Shamrock Fruit Mix

1 Level Teaspoon Mixed Spice

Shamrock Walnut Halves


  1. Preheat oven to 160° C/325° F/Gas 3. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
  2. Using the All-in-One method put the flour, margarine, sugar, milk, eggs, fruit and mixed spice into a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat until all ingredients are well mixed. Transfer to the prepared tin. Smooth top with back of spoon. Place the walnuts on top.
  4. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 to1 hours until well risen and a knife pushed into loaf comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to remain in tin for about 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire tray to cool.

Note: If getting too brown during baking cover loaf with sheet of greaseproof paper.