Orange and Apricot Fruit Bread

    Orange and Apricot Fruit Bread


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    About this recipe: This is a very nice, soft bread to have as toast for your breakfast or enjoy with a cup of tea. It also smells fantastic while it is baking.

    Serves: 12 

    • 90g sultanas, chopped
    • 30g dried apricots, chopped
    • 1 orange, grate the rind
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 45g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten slightly
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 180ml milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180C.
    2. Lightly grease a 23x12 cm loaf tin.
    3. In a small bowl, combine sultanas, apricots, orange rind and orange juice. Let stand for 10 minutes.
    4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Stir in fruit. Stir in flour alternately with milk. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean.
    6. Serve sliced and buttered with a pot of tea.

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