Cream 225g butter and 175g sugar (I always use unrefined sugar, it's much better for you. Even better if it's Fair Trade- Sainsburys have the best range).
Break 3 large eggs into the bowl and mix in well.
Add 200g dried fruit and 1 tsp cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg.
Add 250g self-raising flour, a little at a time. Mix in well.
Spoon into a loaf tin, and cook at 170 degrees for around an hour.
You'll know it's done when you skewer it with a knife and it comes out clean. If you test it and the knife comes out mostly clean, turn the heat off and leave it in the oven for another 15 mins, and it should be done by then.
If the top burns prematurely, place some foil over the top while it is still cooking.