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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2012, 03:27:46 am »
This is one of my all time fav.  fruit loaf.   I often put dried cherries in it,  as I also do in my Hot Cross Buns,  when I want a change.

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« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2012, 04:59:27 am »
Hi

For this old guy who turned 79 on Monday 15th Aug life is so so busy. Gym 5 times a week, spin classes and body pump and my wife gave "us" a series of dancing lessons on Modern Jive which we are about to start next week.Ready for hitting the dance floor on the five week cruise we are to take next February. Retirement years are the best years of your life.I am here to tell you.



When I just read this the words that came immediately to mind were . . . "Good God in Heaven . . .!!!!"  Just phenomenal that you can  . .and want to . .  do all this!!  Go for it!!  You sound as though you've always been someone to take the bull by the horns . . . so to speak :)  

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have just realised that you're probably on your cruise right now . . hope it's all hugely memorable!! :) :)

Thank you for your suggestions on the fruit loaf . . have added those to my copy of JuliO's great recipe. 

Thanks, JuilO - I've never been a bread maker but this has been an inspiration!! The notes are up on the fridge as we speak! :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2012, 09:05:14 pm »
Denzelmum, great looking loaf, glad you liked it  :D

Thanks goldfish and Queen of the Loaf (aka chookie)   ;D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2012, 03:32:57 am »
Denzelmum, great looking loaf, glad you liked it  :D

Thanks goldfish and Queen of the Loaf (aka chookie)   ;D

JulieO,  it is hard to improve on a loaf when it is perfect.   I used this recipe as the basis of the fruit loaf cooked in the bread machine.  Thanks again.

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2012, 01:05:01 pm »
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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2012, 06:48:34 am »
We love this. For the last one I had some dried strawberries and blueberries to put in. Delicious.
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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2012, 10:21:48 am »
Good idea Cookie, I should experiment with different fruits too.  :D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2012, 06:34:02 am »
I made this yesterday and have to say it was the best fruit loaf I've had in ages.  I only used 470ml of water and the mixture was still a bit sloppy,  might try 450ml next time.  Used a mix of sultanas, currants, cranberries and apricots and will certainly be making it again.
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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #68 on: September 09, 2012, 03:56:09 pm »
I am so happy with this loaf it is one of the best I have made. I didn't finish it off with the final glaze but did everything else as specified. I made it yesterday and placed the jug in the warmth of the sun through a window in our dining room. It only took about 1/2 hr for the first rise. I used dried apple, raisins & apricots. It is delicious. It is the first time I have used bread improver and I will definitely use again. Thanks for a great recipe 10/10  :D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2012, 12:28:55 am »
Oh Yum MrsKK, looks delicious! 

Thanks for commenting mab19 and MrsKK, so glad you both liked it.  :D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2012, 04:26:12 am »
I haven't made this in over 12 months, it used to be a family favourite. Will need to keep it in mind.

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #71 on: September 11, 2012, 05:04:18 am »
My mum and SD love a good fruit loaf. I'll have to try this one too ;D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2012, 09:23:36 pm »
I made this yesterday with the following changes:

600g whole wheat ground (in 2 lots) to flour
rapdura to replace sugar
300g semi dried cranberries
a good pinch of ginger
lots of cinnamon
lots of nutmeg
no bread improver

and YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2012, 10:15:45 pm »
Ahhhh, thanks buddy!! :D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #74 on: October 31, 2012, 01:57:57 am »
I make fruit bread pull apart loaf, so will try this one too. Thanks.. :)

Photos look wonderful Julie..
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