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.