Makes 1 loaf
Wash and drain the currants. Remove the stems.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and spices together.
Work the butter until soft and creamy. Add the sugar gradually, blending well. Beat the eggs into the mixture and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
Stir in the dry ingredients and the milk alternately, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Fold in fruit.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan (9×5×3) and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 1 hour.