Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fruit Loaf, kneaded in TMX and baked in Bread Machine.

The good thing about this process is that it is so predictable. Knead the dough in the TMX, let it rise to double, form into loaf and let rest in Bread Machine Bucket for 15 mins. and then bake in Bread Machine for 1 hour and 10 mins. How easy is that!!!!

500g Bread Flour,(I used Laucke , no need for sugar or salt). Add a teaspoon of each if plain bread flour is used.
3 teaspoons of dried yeast.
2 teaspoons of each of cinnamon and mixed spice.
1 teaspoon of nutmeg.
300g. of warm milk
1 egg
300g mixed dried fruit. ( I used Apricots, Sultanas, Dried Cherries, Cranberries and mixed peel,that I made )


Weigh fruit and cut Apricots into 3. Set aside with other dried fruit.
Weigh flour into bowl and add spices and yeast.
Warm milk and beat into it egg, then pour into bowl.
Knead for 3 mins.
Add fruit and knead for a further 1 min.
Leave in bowl to double.
Remove from bowl and form into an oval shape that will fit into Bread Machine Bucket.( I line bucket with a silicon sheet cut to fit. I REMOVE PADDLE
Rest in bucket for 15 mins.
Spray with water or brush with egg wash. Cut cross in top of dough for an even rise.
Place into Bread Machine and set timer to bake for 1 hour and 10 mins.
Remove from machine and stand for 5 mins, then cool on wire rack.

Notes. You may add honey or sugar to bread mix for a sweeter loaf.
Could add walnuts, or any combination of fruit.

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