fruit loaf cake

450g (1lb) Cooking apples, peeled cored and finely sliced
115g (4oz) Soft Brown Sugar
115g (4oz) Butter or margarine
115g (4oz) Sultanas
½ teasp cinnamon
Grated rind of small lemon
1 Egg
25g (1oz) Demerara Sugar

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/350F/180C
Line or grease a loaf tin
Sift flour and spice together and place in a large bowl
Add grated lemon rind
Rub in the fat until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
Stir in the soft brown sugar, apples and sultanas
Beat egg into the mixture adding a little milk if necessary
Place in loaf tin and sprinkle with the demerara sugar
Bake for 1-1 ½ hours until golden brown and when you skewer is clear when insterted into the cake.