Good ol' fashioned Fruit Loaf

JR Mattsen

By
@nzJen

1/2 cup of walnuts were in the original recipe.
Original recipe also had 1 tsp ginger added but was too spicy for my liking.. was a bit like gingerbread flavor
I find my loaf always sinks in the middle so could be better if made in smaller loaf tins.
This makes a nice dense loaf, a lot like my mother's recipe

Rating:
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Serves:
20
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
50 g
butter
1 c
cake fruit mix or sultanas
1 c
dates
1 Tbsp
golden syrup
1 1/4 c
water
1 tsp
mixed spice
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
salt
2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder

Step-By-Step

1Combine sugar, butter, fruit mix, dates, golden syrup and water. Bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
2Stir in spice, vanilla and salt. Sift in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix to combine.
3Pour into prepared/lined loaf tin and bake at 170C (180 in my panasonic) for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin 15 minutes and try to keep for a day before eating as it improves with age.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Australian
Other Tag: Heirloom