Easter Fruit Loaf

PREP: 30 MINS | COOK: 45 MINS | SERVES: 8-10

What you’ll need…

Fruit and Nut Filling:

90g butter, softened

1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 tsp vanilla essence

110g Sunbeam Ground Almonds

100g Sunbeam Sultanas

50g Sunbeam Currants

70g Sunbeam Glace Cherries, chopped

50g Sunbeam Apricots, diced

40g Angus Park Cranberries

Grated rind of 1 lemon

Buttermilk Dough:

2 ½ cups self raising flour

1 tsp bi-carb soda

1 tsp mixed spice

¼ cup castor sugar

350ml buttermilk

Topping:

1 cup pure icing sugar

3 tbs boiling water

40g Sunbeam Flaked Almonds, toasted

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C

Dough:

  1. Sift self raising flour, bi-carb soda, mixed spice and castor sugar into a large bowl. Pour in buttermilk and mix with a butter knife to combine. Tip onto a floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Roll out to a 40cm x 30cm rectangle.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence until light and fluffy. Thinly spread creamed butter mix over dough and sprinkle evenly with almond meal. Combine all the fruit in a small bowl and spread on top of the almond meal.
  3. Roll into a loaf, place on a greased paper lined oven tray and set aside for 15 minutes to allow dough to rise.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. When cool, ice and sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds.

Icing:

  1. Combine sifted icing sugar with boiling water.
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