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good ol' fashioned fruit loaf

Recipe by
JR Mattsen

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

yield 20 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For good ol' fashioned fruit loaf

  • 1 c
  • 50 g
  • 1 c
    cake fruit mix or sultanas
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    golden syrup
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder

How To Make good ol' fashioned fruit loaf

  • 1
    Combine sugar, butter, fruit mix, dates, golden syrup and water. Bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in spice, vanilla and salt. Sift in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix to combine.
  • 3
    Pour 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.