Fruit & Nut LoavesSubmitted by: LILLY1156
IntroductionI found this recipe in a magazine and thought it was very allergy friendly, except for 2 eggs it has NO dairy and full of fruit. I found this recipe in a magazine and thought it was very allergy friendly, except for 2 eggs it has NO dairy and full of fruit.
1 cup dried apricots halved
1 cup pitted dates chopped
1 cup raisins or sultanas
1 cup walnut pieces, or pecans
2 cups orange juice
1 teaspoon biocarbonate of soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups self raising flour
1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon (1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon ground ginger (1/2 tablespoon)
If you don't have self raising flour you could use plain flour with baking soda in it.
Cooked in loaf shaped tins. Each tin produces 12 slices
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the dried fruit, walnuts and juice. Stir over a low heat until simmering. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid has almost been absorbed. Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
3. Put sugar, flour, cinnamon and ginger into a bowl and mix together and then pour this into the fruit mixture with two eggs. Stir together and when mixed spoon evenly into pans.
4. Bake 30-35 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve loaves sliced, at room temperature, or toasted and spread with butter.
Serving Size: 2 loaves, 8 slices each loaf