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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2012, 08:00:54 pm »
What a great idea, Obbie!
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« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2013, 01:27:11 pm »
Have this cooling down now. Will have it for breakfast :) gee it's hard to get to sleep with the beautiful smell throughout the house!

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2013, 07:26:22 pm »
It's delicious! My fruit was soaked, so used around 420ml liquid. Some of the liquid was orange juice too (1 squeezed orange). Perfect amount of spice and sweetness.

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« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2013, 09:28:05 pm »
Glad you like it Persistenttiger.  ;D

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2013, 12:31:10 pm »
This looks and sounds so good. Can I assume that the flour used is a strong bread flour? I want to get on and make it this afternoon. Thanks so much.

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2013, 04:16:14 pm »
I'm afraid I haven't made this fruit bread past94x but personally I would use strong plain flour.I hope you had success. :)
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« Reply #81 on: April 19, 2013, 05:24:42 am »
I use strong flour for anything with yeast in it. Hope the loaf went well.
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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2013, 06:25:05 pm »
Many thanks cookie1. I used bread flour, as you advised, and the result was wonderful. I only used 400 ml of liquid, which seemed to be plenty and I used a bit more dried fruit. This is a HUGE loaf but it's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. Do try it. I glazed it, as recommended and it looked and tasted (and smelt)fabulous.Thanks so much for the recipe.

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2013, 11:53:35 pm »
I've made this loaf quite a few times and it is delicious, but the last couple of times it has seemed to be quite 'airy' around the middle and it doesn't seem to toast as well as it used to. Do you think it could be that I'm leaving it too long in the second rise?

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2013, 11:38:27 am »
Made this today, following the recipe and it was great. Everyone loved it. Thanks
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« Reply #85 on: June 15, 2013, 01:11:39 pm »
Quite possibly rostess.
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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #86 on: July 28, 2013, 06:07:45 am »
I made this loaf a couple of days ago in the evening, so we could have it for breakfast the next morning.  It made a huge loaf and tasted really nice.  I used raisins, sultana's, currents and craisins as my dried fruit.  Thanks for the recipe.


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Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #87 on: February 26, 2014, 12:54:59 am »
I was just cruising and reading and wanted to make a loaf of bread in my slow cooker as you girls have been very clever to do but I don't need any bread. In my effort to reduce the pantry of dubious goods I discovered a 375 gm packet of very ordinary mixed fruit and since. JulieO is back posting her great photos I thought I would combine her fruit loaf with chookies method in the slow cooker just to see if I could "do it".  The dough is still in the Thermothingy rising.  I had no mixed spice so added a bit more of the cinnamon and nutmeg plus some mace and ginger . I tossed the whole packet of fruit in.

Now I must check out achookwoman's method.
Will post a pic when done.

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In the slow cooker with egg wash on top. Hope the egg does not cook separately.



Sticky dough.

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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2014, 04:26:32 am »
After 2 hours 10 minutes on high the internal temperature reached 208F and I could see the bottom on one side turning a bit dark so removed and glazed it.

The proof will be seen when it cools which is very painfully slow in coming.





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« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 10:32:21 am by Gertbysea »
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Re: Fruit Loaf - with photos
« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2014, 08:05:32 am »
Yum. Yum.
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