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 Recipe1 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.