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This simple and easy fruit loaf recipe will thrill your family. It’s light, fluffy, moist and oh so delicious. It’s a dream right out of the oven. This is the perfect recipe for afternoon tea, or morning tea or anytime really!
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I smelt it as soon as I walked into the front door. That, plus the excited giggles from my daughter. It was a complete give away that she had been baking with her Gran.
It’s those moments that you remember when you grow up. Standing on a stool because you can’t reach the bench top. Eagerly listening to every instruction given to you, to undertake the perfect baking treat.
Then comes presenting the masterpiece to your family. It’s like you have achieved the ability to fly to the moon all in one morning.
Moments of satisfaction, of pure delight and of eager taste buds ready to dig in.
Well it was those thoughts that ran swiftly through my mind as I smelt the most delicious fruit loaf baking in the oven.
It’s one of those recipes that mom always used to make when we were kids.
Mom used to let us help because it was one of her easy to make recipes, that wouldn’t stress her out in the kitchen!
Mom’s always need those types of recipes!
Between this fruit loaf and a delicious banana bread recipe, the house will always smell amazing and afternoon tea will simply be heaven each and every time!
The truth about baking with kids
It takes patience to bake with kids.
Even the most simple tasks take two or three times longer than normal. A complicated recipe is just not worth the effort. Unless you have an entire day to spend on it that is.
That is why mom would always make this fruit loaf recipe with us.
It is the perfect ‘go to’ recipe for baking with kids. It is so straight forward that you don’t have to muster up a huge amount of patience to prepare yourself for having kids in the kitchen.
A delicious fruit loaf baked in the oven and my daughter was pleased as punch that she had made it. What an awesome scenario to be greeted with.
But Here’s The Problem
Whilst it may sound ideal to have a gorgeous aroma filling the house there is one problem. It’s a pretty big one.
You have to wait for it to bake!
Seriously, it may not sound like a big problem. But you know the feeling when your taste buds start to salivate and then your stomach grumbles?
Well, this is that scenario.
The more you smell it, the more you want it. And you want it now!
The good news however is that as soon as this fruit loaf is out the oven, it’s good to eat.
Yes, in an ideal world you would wait for it to cool. However if the taste buds can’t wait any longer, there is no reason why you can’t dig in.
The best thing about it being straight out the oven is that the outside is slightly crunchy whilst the inside is soft and warm.
If there is anything that takes you back to your childhood, this is it. This is that moment.
Add a touch of butter (if you wish) and your good to go.
Don’t worry about thinly slicing this fruit loaf either. Take a big chunk and enjoy it.
It’s the kind of fruit loaf that is better chunky anyway. Do yourself a favor and just take a good amount to start with.
Whilst, this does contain fruit, I do get that it’s not exactly healthy. Cake rarely is unfortunately. However if you are looking for something healthier, you might like to try this gluten free recipe by The Healthy Chef.
For the rest of you, stay tuned for the most amazing recipe below.
Bake The Amazing Fruit Loaf Now
- 8oz Self raising flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4oz margarine
- 4oz caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 6oz dried fruit
- Place flour and salt in bowl, rub in margarine.
- Add the sugar and fruit. Beat together eggs and milk
- Mix all together to make a soft dropping consistency
- Place in greased 6 inch or 7 inch loaf pan
- Bake in a fan oven at 175c for 45 minutes.
This is definitely one of those easy to make recipes that you are going to come back to time and time again.
There is so much to enjoy about it. The smell as it’s baking, the excited giggles with the kids as you make it, and of course the relaxing with a cup of tea and eating it.
Seriously, what more could you want!Sit back, relax and enjoy.
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