Fruit Bread

Friday 11 January 2013

Fruit Bread

I was searching for a fruit bread recipe because I had a lot of mixed fruit left over from making my Christmas puddings last year. I found the recipe in one of my favourite little cook books - One Bowl Allergy Free Baking by Linda Bosnic.

The recipe in her book is a Sultana Loaf but instead of using one cup of sultanas I used as much mixed fruit as I could in the cup.

This fruit bread recipe is incredibly easy to make and delicious. It will become a favourite I assure you.

 Fruit Bread Recipe

1 tbspn Nuttelex or other dairy free spread
1/2  cup sultanas
1/2 cup currants
1 heaped tbsp mixed peel
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups self-raising flour

Stir Nuttelex, mixed fruit, sugar and water in a medium saucepan over heat until boiling then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour into mixing bowl to cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a loaf tin with non-stick baking paper.

Add flour to cooled mixture and combine well.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into loaf comes out clean.

Cool in tin before turning out onto wire rack. 

Cut a slice and spread milk free margarine and enjoy. This fruit bread is absolutely delicious fresh out of the oven with the melted margarine. Also try it toasted.


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