Aug 22, 2008

Rich fruit loaf


Ever since I have realized that it is easy to tame yeast with some tricks, bread baking has become a pleasurable trip for me so far. I have stopped meandering around the corner bread shop.

I am glad that the bread basket is always filled with homemade‘s and my little one has got a hang of it. Here is an easy recipe with a slight twist made to a regular bread.


Ingredients
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ cup bread flour
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped dried fruits (dates, raisins, cranberries, currants)
2 tablespoon sugar or more
2 teaspoon instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 bananas mashed (optional)
1 teaspoon all spice or dry ginger powder
2/3 cup warm water (110 ‘f)

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into soft dough. Grease a loaf tin and pour the dough in it. Cling wrap and set aside till it has doubled in size.

Preheat the oven at 200'C and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 180'C and bake for further 20 minutes.

Remove and let it cool down. Slice and serve.


Some tricks
- The temperature of the water should be 110’F warm.
- Knead the dough for at 5 to 7 minutes.

27 comments:

Nirmala said...

What a gorgeous loaf ! It looks lovelier than store bought ones! No wonder u're little one is hooked to it!

sowmya said...

when i read the name "rich fruit loaf" in my blogroll, I was so impatient to come and see it..looks so beautiful..i will try it sometime..
Btw I made your chocolate cake sometime back..it was perfect..

Jayashree said...

Awesome looking loaf....

G.Pavani said...

hello,nice fruit loaf,as in my house every one likes bread,i will try this ,instead of buying from shop

sunita said...

That is one beautiful loaf...and yes, home made ones are always the best :-)

jayasree said...

Wonderful fruit loaf.... Lovely

Divya said...

Yummy fruit loaf...very bakery-like looks..my experiments with yeast have been pretty bad..:-(

Lavi said...

Wow..Perfect Loaf..Thank u for sharing the TRICK part!!

Priti said...

Lovely looking bread..love the fruity touch..looks so yum...

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi, Your fruit bread looks great.Makes me want to try it out.

bee said...

so beautiful. perfect for a picnic.

Madhavi said...

Love this fruit loaf, very nice recipe. Thanxx for sharing!!!

Rachel said...

I So very agree on homemade bread being the best..

S- You have a way with presenting your food..Just gorgeous!!!

Cham said...

I love fruit loaf , it is gorgeous the loaf

Priyanka said...

thats beautiful loaf of bread....once you get the hang of working with yeast, baking becomes a delight. loved your sticky date cake too.

Maya said...

That looks really divine and any-day better than store-bought. I am goin to try this soon..

notyet100 said...

omg,..i am droolin,..nice pics too,..hppy bloggin nd weekend,..hppy janmasthmi too,..:-)..ceeya soon,..

Vaishali said...

What a lovely-looking loaf. Absolutely delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks perfect.

delhibelle said...

Looks beautiful..you have truly tamed the yeast beast:)
How delightful it must be to always have freshly made bread at home..your lil one is already a conossieur.

Uma said...

yummy fruit loaf! Looks so beautiful.

ANJALI J. said...

that looks too good.. feel like having it right now :)

Aparna said...

The texture of your fruit loaf looks very good. Nothing beats home made food, every single time.
Btw, it's my turn to apologise for being so late here (and everywhere else). :)

Usha said...

Wow those look very delicious and tempting....:)

Namratha said...

Gorgeous pics Pearl, love the look of it! Makes me want to try it right away, but to resist it for a little while more..have a lot more baking to do! :)

Kevin said...

That bread looks great with all of the dried fruits in it.

Kumudha said...

Rich fruit loaf looks so yummy!