I like watching cooking channel shows as they have experts from a variety of cuisines and countries showing us their skills. I find it very relaxing and sometimes, I do try out some of the recipes that I find interesting. One such show is Bill's Food which transports you to a beach town in Australia and the ocean clippings makes me think of the lovely beaches of San Diego. Anyways, I found the fruit and nut bread very interesting and made notes of the recipe. Yesterday, I baked the dry fruit and nut loaf as he calls it. I kind of manipulated with some ingredients to suit what I could find in my pantry. I must acknowledge that it is the best bread that I have baked so far. I am super elated because, I have baked some breads in the past, but this is my best so far in the adventures of baking bread.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Adapted from Bill Granger's Apple, Dried Cherry and Almond loaf
Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Baking Powder - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1 tsp
Cardamom - seeds from 4 pods powdered ( liked this addition)
Dried Apple - 3 chopped
Dried Pear - 1 chopped
Dried Cherries - 1/4 cup
Figs - 4 roughly chopped
Dates - 6 chopped
Raisins - a handful
Walnuts - 1 handful
Almonds - 8
Pecans - 1/4 cup
Brown Sugar - 1/3 cup
Rolled Oats - 1/2 cup ( I used 2 packets of quick oats roughly 1/2 cup)
Milk - 1 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup in the place of honey
Egg - 1
1. Set the oven to 350 degrees F.
2 . Soak the oats in 1 cup of milk for 10 minutes.
3. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
4. Add egg to the oat mixture and whisk.
5. Add wet mix to the dry ingredients and mix well.
6. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.