Spiced Fruit Bread

    Spiced Fruit Bread

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    9hours30min


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    This delicious bread is dense, moist, fruity and lightly spiced with cloves and cinnamon. It gets even better after a day or two.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 20 

    • 900g apples (about 5 medium), cubed
    • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons rum
    • 1 tablespoon cognac
    • 200g sultanas
    • 200g whole hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds
    • 100g prunes
    • 4 cups (500g) plain spelt flour (or wheat flour)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 dash apple juice

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:9hours30min 

    1. In a bowl, mix the apples with sugar, rum and cognac. Let soak overnight.
    2. Combine all remaining ingredients except apple juice in a bowl. Add the apple-rum mixture and stir well to fully incorporate. Stir in apple juice last.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
    4. Pour batter into the prepared tins and bake for 60 minutes. Remove apple bread from tins and bake for another 10-20 minutes or until the bread has turned golden brown in colour.

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