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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fruit loaf

How to make Fruit loaf recipe - Preparation time: approx. 25 minutes (plus baking and cooling time)

Makes 15 slices

400 g dried fruit (e.g. apricots, raisins and figs)
4 eggs
150 g butter
125 g brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tbsp cocoa
big pinch of ground cloves
100 g chopped hazelnuts
250 g flour
1 sachet baking powder
75 g candied orange peel
75 g candied lemon peel
150 ml milk
butter for the baking tin

Finely chop all dried fruit except the raisins. Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks with the butter and sugar until frothy.

Add the cinnamon, cocoa, ground cloves and 75 g hazelnuts. Mix the flour with the baking powder, dried fruit and candied orange and lemon peel and add to the egg mixture. Stir in the milk. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture.

Pre-heat the oven to 175 °C (Gas Mark 3.5). Grease a loaf tin (30 cm in length) and line the tin with the rest of the hazelnuts. Turn the cake mixture into the tin and level the top. Bake in the oven for around 1 hour and then leave to cool.

Fruit loaf recipe
Fruit loaf recipe
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