Fruit and Nut Loaf Recipes

Fruit and Nut Loaf Recipe

Ingredients :

225 g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp mixed spice

175 g butter or block margarine

175 g light brown soft sugar

3 Grade 2 eggs

1 tbsp black treacle

175 g sultanas

175 g seedless raisins

50 g cooking dates, finely chopped

50 g mixed chopped peel

50 g brazil nuts, finely chopped

50 g hazelnuts

Method :

Line base and sides of a greased 1 kg oblong loaf tin with non stick parchment paper. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and mixed spice into a bowl. In separate bowl, beat butter or margarine with sugar until very light and creamy in consistency. Beat in whole eggs, one at a time, adding a tbsp of dry ingredients with each. Mix in treacle. Stir in fruits and nuts then fold in remaining flour gently with a large metal spoon or spatula. When evenly combined, spread smoothly into prepared tin. Bake 1.5 hours in moderate oven, 325F, Gas 4. Reduce temperature to 300F, Gas 3 and continue to bake a further 1.5 to 2 hours or until a wooden cocktail stick or metal skewer, inserted gently into the center, comes out clean with no uncooked mixture sticking to it.

Remove from oven and allow to stand 1/2 hour for cake to settle. Turn out on to a wire rack and remove paper only if cake is going to be eaten within a week. Otherwise leave on. Keep in an airtight container but if setting aside for a month or more, over wrap with greaseproof paper followed with a double thickness of foil. Store in the cool until ready for icing etc. This is a richly fruited cake, peppered with nuts and darkened with treacle. It can be made for Christmas or any other festive occasion.

Make 1 large

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