Carolyn's Christmas fruit loaf

    Carolyn's Christmas fruit loaf


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    About this recipe: This moist, easy-to-make fruit loaf is a lovely food gift for neighbours or friends at Christmas time.

    Serves: 10 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 80g quick cooking oats
    • 115g butter, melted
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 475ml apple sauce
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 80g raisins

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:5min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a loaf tin.
    2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves together in a large bowl. Stir in the oats. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs until well blended. Mix in the apple sauce, walnuts and raisins. Stir in the flour mixture just until moistened. Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted in middle comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Take care not to over-bake. Cool 5 minutes in tin before turning out on a rack to cool completely.

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