Apr 23, 2015

Fruit And Nut Loaf

Today is the fourth day of my loaf theme in Mega Blogging marathon. We already posted 20 baking recipes! for this month long marathon. First I don't want to do this mega bm because this is all about baking. I started baking just 15 days before the marathon starts. Because i was not prepared and had just four pictures.But somehow posted 20 recipes in BM.
                                                                For this loaf theme I decided all bread loaf first, but last movement I changed this recipe in to a cake loaf with lot's of caned and dry fruits in it. Actually this is inspired by x'mas fruit cake. In this I replaced eggs with curd with baking powder and baking soda. It taste almost like a x'mas cake with all those spice flavors.
 photo ec.jpg Let's check the recipe... 
All purpose flour  ---  1 and half cup
Sugar   ----    1 cup (better use fine sugar or make sugar powder)
Curd or yogurt  ---  1 cup
Sunflower oil   ---  1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder   ----  1/2 tea sp
Nutmeg  powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Baking powder   ----  1 tea sp
Baking soda  ----  1/2 tea sp
Tutti frutti ---  1/2 cup
Raisins  ---  2 tab sp
Dried blue berries --- 2 tab sp
Cashew nuts ---  1/4 cup

1. In a bowl take all dry fruits add two tea sp of flour mix well to coat and set a side.
2. In a big mixing bowl take one cup curd add baking powder and sods to it and whisk well and set a side for 5 minutes, by the time you can see the bubbles init and it will become frothy.
3. Take sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg powder mix well and add this sugar mixture to curd mixture mix well, don't over beat it.
4. Now add 1/2 cup oil to this mixture and mix lightly to combine.
5. Shift the flour for two times and add little by little to the batter and fold gently.
6. After you finish adding the flour add dry fruits and fold gently.
7. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree C. for 10 minutes.
8. Grease the loaf pan with little butter and dust with little flour.
9. Pour the fruit and nut loaf mixture in to the loaf pan.
10. Bake in a pre heated oven for 40 minutes in the middle rack...
This one is a multi purpose bake I must say because you can serve this as a breakfast with marmalade and with a cup of green tea or you can serve with a scope of ice cream on it as a dessert.   


Priya Suresh said...

Fruits and nuts loaded loaf, my god am just loving it.

Pavani said...

Wow what an amazing loaf. Love all the fruits, nuts and spices that went into it.

Usha said...

Yummy looking fruit and nut loaf, Padma. Loaf turned out good.

Varada's Kitchen said...

The slices and whole loaf both look fabulous. Nice crust and crumb.

Suma Gandlur said...

This must be one yummy and flavorful cake.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

What a wonderful bread! I love the addition of the Nuts,raisins and dry fruits!! Yummy

Srivalli said...

I love Christmas fruit cakes..this loaf looks so well done Padma..

Srividhya said...

The loaf looks soft and spongy

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loving your cake, sounds similar to x-mas cake.

Harini R said...

Love the spices and nuts that went into the loaf!

Unknown said...

what a moist a soft bread.. looks awesome..

vaishali sabnani said...

Very moist crumbly loaf, looks fantastic Padma.

Gayathri Kumar said...

That loaf looks beautiful Padma. Wish I could taste a slice...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

The loaf just looks awesome! Love the spices :)

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Looks rich with all the fruits and nuts!!!