Diz's Plum Bread

Diz's Plum Bread


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About this recipe: A late friend from London gave me this recipe 30 years ago (her name was Diz - hence the name), and whoever tries this recipe makes it for life. So simple, so tasty - Better than any bought & lasts for weeks. Being as it keeps so well I make 2 at a time - you can also freeze it. I spread with butter (perhaps a slice of cheese) , but fine on its own. Also can warm a slice for a minute in microwave for a quick pudding.

Serves: 12 

  • 375g self raising flour
  • 450g mixed fruit
  • 2 large or 3 small beaten eggs
  • 225g melted butter
  • 200g sugar
  • little warm water if too stiff

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Get large bowl and add butter and sugar. Put in microwave on defrost till completely melted (about 2-3 mins - I do minute at time). Add all other ingredients. Put in greased 900g loaf tin. Cook on 180 C / Gas 4 for 90 minutes or till cooked. In fan I put on 170 C for half hour and 160 C for 1 hour. If it starts to brown on top can cover last half hour with foil. (I keep tablespoon mixer without fruit back & spread over top before cooking - so fruit doesn't catch). DELICIOUS.

Cook's note

You can add vanilla extract or use different fruit, or add cherries. However, I think thebasic recipe is simple to make & best.

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As an erstwhile chef, I question the name, PLUM BREAD, when the ingredients call for MIXED FRUIT. that's all folks. 'nuf sed. plamuk aka travellingchef - 27 Sep 2012

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