|spiced orange juice fruit loaf|
1 1/2 cups chopped dried fruit (any dried fruit of choice; e.g. sultanas, cherries, apricots, cranberries)
3/4 cup fresh orange juice & zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup hot brewed tea
1 tbsp honey
1 cup white plain flour
2/3 cup wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp quatre epices (or mixed spice)
preparation time: 10 minutes (& overnight soaking time)
cooking time: 60 minutes
soak the fruit overnight in the orange juice, zest, honey and tea.
preheat the oven to gas 3/160C and grease/line a 2lb loaf tin
add the soaked fruit and any remaining liquid to a bowl. Sift in the flours, baking powder, quatre epices and salt and mix well
spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 60 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
leave to cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before turning out and cooling on a wire rack. Serve in slices (with or without sea salted butter). Bon appetit.
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