Plum Bread with Sugar Topping

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    This is somewhere between fruit cake and a loaf of bread with plums and a brown sugar topping. You can use plain or flavoured yoghurt.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 cup pitted, chopped plums
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 125g margarine
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/3 cup plain yoghurt
    • 1/4 cup (45g) brown sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a loaf tin with cooking spray or line with baking paper.
    2. Sprinkle chopped plums with 1 tablespoon of flour in a bowl and toss to coat. Set aside. In a large bowl beat the margarine, white sugar and vanilla essence with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups of flour with salt and bicarb soda. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, alternating with yoghurt until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Lightly stir in the flour-coated plums and pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle the top of the batter with brown sugar.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan for slicing.

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    Just made 2 loaves. Added 1/2 c more of the plums and I didn't have yogurt so I used sour cream , used 1/3 c butter. I added in 1/2 tsp of orange extract also. Very yummy!! Thanks for sharing  -  02 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is such a great recipe as is. Or you can easily mix it up just by changing the yogurt, fruit and topping. My daughter loves it with plums and mixed berry yogurt. I love it with cranberries and vanilla yogurt and sliced almonds on top ( add almonds 1/2 way thru cooking so they do not burn). Make it with mixed berries or oranges or bananas or just about anything you can dream up. And with so many flavors of yogurt the combo's are endless. Also try a crumb topping with or without nuts. This is such a great basic recipe to play with. I've done so much with it and it alway's turns out great and moist. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe It's in my "Special" cook book now!  -  12 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The pan of this stuff did not last long! Plums gave it a slightly tart flavor, which is a great contrast to the sweetness of the bread. I lacked enough white sugar, so I used 1/4 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Did not have margarine, so used softened butter instead. Also, added chopped pecans to the top, right underneath the brown sugar topping. Easy to make, and worth it!  -  04 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)