Favourite nut bread

    Favourite nut bread


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    About this recipe: A nutty loaf cake with a layer of cream cheese in the centre. Wonderful with a cuppa anytime. Walnuts are used here, but a variety of other nuts would work a treat.

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 125ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 300g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 125g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease one 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.
    2. Beat cheese, 5 tablespoons caster sugar, and 1 egg together well. Set aside.
    3. Beat remaining 2 eggs in mixing bowl until frothy. Mix in oil, milk and lemon zest.
    4. In another bowl measure in flour, remaining caster sugar, dark brown sugar, bicarb, salt and walnuts. Stir to mix well. Pour all at once into mixing bowl. Stir with milk batter until just moistened. Spoon 1/2 of the batter into the prepared loaf tin. Spoon on cheese mixture. Cover with remaining batter by dropping small spoonfuls here and there.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour until the bread tests done. Cool 15 minutes in tin before turning out very carefully to a cooling rack.

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