125g softened butter/marg 3 eggs, room temperature ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 cups flour ½ cup full cream milk 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup dried sultanas ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup chopped pecans (or any mixed nuts of your choice) ¼ cup chopped glazed green/red cherries.
1. Heat oven to 160 degrees. 2. Prepare two loaf tins. 3. Using an electric beater, cream butter/margarine well together with sugar & vanilla essence. 4. Gradually add eggs one at a time until combined. 5. Gradually add flour together with milk until combined & a thick sticky batter forms. 6. Fold in dried fruit & nuts. Set aside a handful to garnish on top. 7. Pour batter equally into loaf tins, garnish & bake for 40 minutes or until firm & golden. 8. Remove from oven & baste over with apricot jam. 9. Allow to cool, seal with cling film & store in a cool dry place or in a container. 10. Place in fridge to last up to a week.
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Create a colourful & delectable splendour with this easy & delicious fruit loaf. Your guests will be asking for more! Enjoy with a hot cup of herbal tea in the summer.
This recipe can be easily doubled.