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Pumpkin Nut And Fruit Loaf

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This tasty loaf contains nutritious pumpkin, dried fruit, nuts and wholemeal flour. Mixed dried fruit can be used or sultanas, currants, raisins or chopped dates. The sweetness comes from the apple juice and dried fruit. The nuts can be omitted if preferred. The loaf freezes well.



Pumpkin Nut And Fruit Loaf


Ingredients
1 cup cold mashed pumpkin
1 3/4 cup wholemeal SR flour
½ cup apple juice
½ cup dried fruit (mixed, sultanas, raisins, currants or chopped dates)
¼ cup chopped walnuts or almonds
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon bi carb soda

For topping
1 heaped tablespoon sliced almonds

Method
Bring dried fruit and apple juice to the boil in a large saucepan.



Pumpkin Nut And Fruit Loaf


Remove from heat, stir in bi carb soda and let cool.
Add mashed pumpkin and stir in.



Pumpkin Nut And Fruit Loaf

Stir in egg and chopped nuts.



Pumpkin Nut And Fruit Loaf


Add sifted SR flour and mixed spice.



Add Flour And Mixed Spice


Mix in saucepan.



Add Flour And Mixed Spice


Spoon into a greased lined loaf tin or use a silicone loaf pan.



Add Flour And Mixed Spice


Top with sliced almonds.



Add Flour And Mixed Spice

Bake at 180C (moderate oven) for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean.



Baked Loaf

Allow to cool for about 10 minutes and then remove from tin.
Allow to cool completely.
Slice and serve with your choice of spread.



Baked Loaf


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This cake sounds and looks delicious!

It is one of my favourite cakes and not too sweet.
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