Spiced Fruit Loaf

November 16, 2016

Using the breadmaker and Gluten Free Goodies Bread mix

To make a good spiced fruit loaf, the recipe involves a little extra sugar and is cooked on a different setting, at least in the Breville Bakers oven.   Probably most other breadmaker machines have similar facilities.

In the Breville, use the Sweet Bread setting (option 6) and set to dark crust.   This will give a total cooking time of 3 hours 33 minutes, and differs from a normal bread setting by using longer rising times and a lower cooking temperature.   The main virtue of this is that it avoids the rather acid and unpleasant ‘burnt fruit’ taste that can otherwise develop if a standard bread setting is used.

Please note that the recipe does not use a full bag of bread mix! The slow rise coupled with extra sugar means that the yeast works more enthusiastically and we spent a lot of time scraping mixture off the breadmaker element when I tried a full 730g mix.

Click here to buy the GF Bread Mix for this recipe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins

Directions

1Combine flour, yeast, sugar and spice and mix well.

2Whisk together the eggs, water, vinegar and oil, then pour into the dry mix.

3Blend well and place in breadmaker pan.

4Bake on sweet bread setting, dark crust, adding the fruit when indicated by the beeps on the Breville Bakers Oven, or at whatever appropriate interval is suggested for your breadmaker.

5When cooked, remove from pan immediately and wrap in a clean teatowel until cooled.

6Slice and freeze if not using immediately. Very nice toasted from frozen.

Ingredients

560g Gluten Free Goodies bread mix

3/4 tsp active dried yeast

1 1/2 tbsp sugar

1 1/2 tbsp mixed spice (yes, tablespoons!)

425ml water at blood heat

2 tbsp plus 1 tsp (35ml total) olive oil or other cooking oil

1 tsp cider vinegar

3 eggs (from the fridge)

1 cup mixed dried fruit ( I used 1/2 cup sultanas, 1/4 cup currants and 1/4 cup mixed peel)

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