Luxury Fruit Bread

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves:6
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes
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Nutrition facts:240 calories,9 grams fat
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • For The Yeast Batter:
  • Strong White Bread Flour – 100grams
  • Yeast – 5grams
  • Sugar – 1tsp
  • Lukewarm Milk – 250ml
  • For the Dough:
  • Strong White Bread Flour – 350grams
  • Unsalted Butter – 50grams
  • Sugar – 50grams
  • Salt – ½tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 25grams
  • Pistachio – 25 grams
  • Almonds – 25 grams
  • Walnuts – 25 grams
  • Raisins – 25grams
  • Sultanas – 25grams
  • Sweetened Dried Apple/Cranberries – 25grams
  • Chopped Dates – 25grams
  • Cinnamon Powder – ½tsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Yield – 1 loaf (approx 12 slices when cut)

How to Make Luxury Fruit Bread

  • Chop all nuts and dried fruits (except raisins & sultanas) into same size bits.
  • Mix together flour, yeast and sugar under the yeast batter. Now slowly beat in the milk to make a smooth batter.
  • Cover with foil and leave for about 20 minutes until frothy.
  • In a separate large bowl, mix in flour and salt. Rub in the butter.
  • Mix in cinnamon powder, sugar and fruits.
  • Beat the eggs. Mix it to the yeast batter. Mix in the flour & fruit mixture. Use a spatula to mix in the dough thoroughly.
  • Knead the dough, add if necessary little flour, until it is smooth and no longer sticky.
  • Cover with foil and leave it in the bowl, in a warm place for about 50-60 minutes, until risen and doubled in quantity.
  • Butter a 900gram loaf tin. Spread the dough evenly. Do not press down. Only fill till three-quarters, as it will rise.
  • Set the oven temperature to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Now loosely cover with foil sheet and bake for another 25 minutes. To check if loaf is cooked, take a skewer, pierce it through the middle, if it comes out dry then it is done. If the skewer returns with moist dough, then it needs at least 10-15 minutes more.
  • Remove from the oven. Allow to cool completely. Slice and serve.
  • Serve with Tea or Coffee.