Fruit Loaf

    3 hours 5 min

    Perfect for toasting, this fruit loaf also freezes well.


    London, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 32 

    • 625g plain flour, divided
    • 2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 350ml warm orange juice (50 degrees C)
    • 125ml warm water (50 degrees C)
    • 60ml vegetable oil
    • 50g chopped walnuts
    • 100g chopped mixed peel

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hr15min  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

    1. In a mixing bowl, combine 250g flour, yeast, sugar, cinnamon, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Add orange juice, water and oil; beat until moistened. With an electric mixer, beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in the nuts, mixed peel and remaining flour to form a stiff mixture. Do not knead.
    2. Butter and flour two 20x10cm loaf tins. Spoon mixture into tins. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from tins to cool on wire racks. Slice and toast.

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