Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Classic Fruit and Golden Syrup Loaf

Well if you thought the previous post was pretty plain, this one is even worse. It's hard to get a good picture of a simple brown loaf. This probably would have looked better with a good slathering of butter. I thought this was pretty plain but the work people seemed to really like it...I did provide butter too (which I think it really needed). You can use whatever fruit you like...I used dried cranberries, raisins and figs but maybe apricots would be better? Anyway this is a good afternoon loaf to have hanging around for when you want something sweet but not too over the top.

Classic Fruit and Golden Syrup Loaf

1 c mixed dried fruit chopped finely
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp finely grated orange zest
70 g butter diced
boiling water (about 2-4 Tbsp)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c golden syrup
2 eggs
1/4 c milk
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice

Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease the loaf tin.

Combine the fruit with the vanilla and orange. Add the butter and pour over the boiling water, baking soda and golden syrup. Stir to combine.

Whisk the eggs with the milk.

Sift the flour, sugar and spices. Fold the fruit into the eggs, then fold into the flour and spoon into the loaf tin (I needed to add a little more milk).

Bake about 1 -1 1/4 hours until cooked.

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