Day 3 of my healthy recipe sharing and this particular one is a family favourite. Me, my mother and my grandmother LOVE fruit loaf!
I had to browse the internet and cook books for recipes most like the way I bake my fruit loaf but with measurements as I don’t always measure my ingredients because I like to experiment in the kitchen. This recipe is the most similar, simplest and probably the tastiest that I could find.
So here it is…the recipe for a lovely fruit loaf! Enjoy 🙂
- 1 mug Self Raising Flour
- 1 mug Semi-Skimmed Milk
- 1/2 mug Sugar
- 1 mug Sultanas and/or dried fruit (I like adding dried orange segments or cranberries to mine. Not only is it tasty but it’s nice and colourful!)
- 1 mug Wheat or Weetabix (crumbled)
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- In a mixing bowl mix the wheat, dried fruit and sugar. Then stir in the milk, cover and leave to soak for at least 1hr – 2hrs.
- Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger and stir well. The mixture will be quick thick and sticky.
- Transfer mixture to well greased loaf tin.
- Place in a moderate oven 150-160C for 1hr – 1hr 15mins. Check with skewer to ensure cooked.
- Half way through cooking time, cover with foil to prevent over browning.
- Allow to cool for 5mins before turning out of tin and onto a baking tray.
Once baked, I like to cut mine into 1cm thick slices and serve it warm spread with margarine or drizzled with honey or you could have it just as it is.
The good thing with this is that it will keep for up to a week in an air tight container so instead of reaching for the bread and making a slice of toast in the morning, cut a slice of this loaf and toast it. You don’t need to put any jam on it, its fruity enough!
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”