Rich fruit loaf
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Yummy Rich fruit loaf Recipe

Rich fruit loaf
Prep Time : 1:50 | Cook Time : 0:40 | Total Time : 2:30 | Serving : 8 person.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice

  • 3 1/4 cups plain flour

  • 2 teaspoons instant dried yeast

  • 1/4 cup caster sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

  • 1/2 cup dried dates, chopped

  • 1/3 cup sultanas

  • 1/3 cup currants

  • 1/3 cup diced dried apricots

  • 1/2 cup tenderised dried figs, quartered

  • 2 teaspoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar

  • Butter, to serve

  • Jam, to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Sift mixed spice and 3 cups flour into a bowl. Stir in yeast and sugar. Make a well in the centre. Add water. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Add remaining flour. Knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

  • Step 2

    Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Grease a 6cm-deep, 9cm x 19cm loaf pan.

  • Step 3

    Using your fist, punch dough down. Knead until smooth. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface. Gradually knead in dates, sultanas, currants and apricots. Roll dough out to a 25cm circle. Top with figs. Roll to form a log. Place in prepared pan. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes or until dough rises to top of pan.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Brush top of dough with milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 170°C/150°C fan-forced. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and hollow when tapped on top. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool. Serve with butter and jam.

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