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Buttermilk Fruit Loaf

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Introduction

My mother always makes this and it has to be my favourite cake that she made when I was younger (and now).

My mother always makes this and it has to be my favourite cake that she made when I was younger (and now).

Ingredients

Serves: a loaf

Metric Cups
  • 250 grams self-raising flour
  • 125 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 225 grams mixed dried fruit
  • 375 millilitres buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 100 millilitres oil
  • 8⅚ ounces self-raising flour
  • 4⅖ ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7⅞ ounces mixed dried fruit
  • 13 fluid ounce buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 4 fluid ounce oil

Method

Buttermilk Fruit Loaf is a community recipe submitted by toowoombagirl and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven 175°c. Sift flour, spices and salt together.
  • Mix in fruit. Whisk buttermilk, egg, honey, sugar and oil together. Add to flour mix and combine lightly but thoroughly.
  • Turn into a base-lined and oiled loaf tin and level top with back of a spoon dipped into hot water. Arrange almonds on top.
  • Bake on middle shelf of oven for an hour but at 45 minutes turn it around so it doesn't get too brown on one side. Stand for 1 minute before turning it out onto a rack and removing the paper. Leave to cool before slicing.
  • Preheat oven 175°c. Sift flour, spices and salt together.
  • Mix in fruit. Whisk buttermilk, egg, honey, sugar and oil together. Add to flour mix and combine lightly but thoroughly.
  • Turn into a base-lined and oiled loaf tin and level top with back of a spoon dipped into hot water. Arrange almonds on top.
  • Bake on middle shelf of oven for an hour but at 45 minutes turn it around so it doesn't get too brown on one side. Stand for 1 minute before turning it out onto a rack and removing the paper. Leave to cool before slicing.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • Love this recipe, it is my husband's new favourite fruit loaf. Very quick and easy to make, I do add more fruit, about half as much again, it keeps very well too - if well hidden! Thank you.

      Posted by Pagann on 23rd July 2013
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