I was going to do a fruit loaf but honestly my breadmaker isnt very flash, and I just want to sit on my ass today – not wait for the exact right moment I need to toss the fruit in so that my loaf can still have enough rise time…. plus I actually feel like some fruitcake today (pun intended)
Ingredients:This is doubled and put on a regular 1.5kg bread loaf setting in my machine.
** If you don’t have a bread maker – halve the recipe and use a loaf tin and cook for 1hr at a preheated 180’c **
2 cups milk
100g butter softened
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups of tasti brand fruit mix
Rub the butter into the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, sugar.
Whisk the eggs and milk together and put into the greased bread maker pan (my bread maker has two blades for mixing so don’t hold me hostage if you have a single blade one and it has a hissy)
Add the dry ingredients and wait until all dry is now mixed in with the wet then add the fruit mix – ha! you just skipped the hard work of hand mixing, your welcome!
Because the recipe has rising ingredients in it – there’s no need to wait for adding fruit – trust me…. it will be fine.
Nb: if your fruit mix is quite a dry brand sit it in 2cups of black coffee or hot water overnight to rehydrate it or it will dry out your loaf.
Hint: what else can I do in my bread maker? pretty much anything that cooks for around an hour at 180’c