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Sunflower oil, for greasing
7 egg whites
175g/6oz/scant 1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
115g/4oz/1 cup flaked (sliced) almonds, toasted
115g/4oz/¾ cup sultanas (golden raisins)
Grated rind of 1 lemon
165g/5½oz/1⅓ cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted, plus extra for flouring
75g/3oz/6 tbsp butter, melted


Serves: 8


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and grease and flour a 1kg/2¼Ib loaf tin (pan). Whisk the egg whites until they are very stiff, but not crumbly. Fold in the sugar gradually, then add the almonds, sultanas and lemon rind.

2. Fold the flour and butter into the mixture and tip it into the prepared tin. Bake for about 45 minutes until well risen and pale golden brown. Cool for a few minutes in the tin, then turn out and serve warm or cold, in slices.

Energy 364Kcal/1529kj; Protein 8.1g; Carbohydrate 49.9g of which sugars 33.8g; Fat 16.1g of which saturates 5.6g; Cholesterol 20mg; Calcium 87mg; Fibre 2g; Sodium 117mg

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