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:

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

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  2. 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..

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

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

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  5. Wonderful fruit loaf.... Lovely

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

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

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

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

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  10. so beautiful. perfect for a picnic.

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

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

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

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  13. I love fruit loaf , it is gorgeous the loaf

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

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

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

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  17. What a lovely-looking loaf. Absolutely delicious.

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  18. 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.

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  19. yummy fruit loaf! Looks so beautiful.

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

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  21. 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). :)

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

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  23. 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! :)

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

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  25. Rich fruit loaf looks so yummy!

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