Candied Fruit Bread

Candied Fruit Bread

by Neil Macrae 6 months ago
4.7 (9)
482.4 kcal
80.1 g carbs
Description

This is a great bread for tea at Christmas time when you don't like to make fruitcake. It is an old recipe that belonged to my mother, and really good.

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped candied citron
  • ¼ cup currants
  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied lemon peel
  • ¼ cup chopped blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Directions
  1. 1. Grease an 8x5-inch loaf tin thoroughly. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2. Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add milk and melted butter; mix well.
  3. 3. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, prepared fruits and nuts, and mix well. Add egg mixture to fruit and nut mixture, stirring just enough to blend. Pour batter into the greased loaf tin. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  4. 4. Place pan in center of oven on middle rack. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Turn out on wire rack, and allow to cool for several hours before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 1 - 8 x 3 inch loaf
calories: 482.4 kcal
carbohydrates: 80.1 g
protein: 9.8 g
saturated fat: 5.3 g
cholesterol: 80.5 mg
sodium: 638.2 mg
fiber: 3.2 g
sugar: 36.4 g