Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Fruit Loaf

Fruit Loaf

Hi Tartan Tasters

It's September which means it's soon to be Autumn, or Fall as they say here in USA, which draws me towards all kinds of comfort foods. Good old rustic, back to basic, heartwarming foods

This recipe is an old favorite, comfort food of mine and is one that I have been making for a really long time

It's great to cuddle up on the sofa with a hot cup of Scottish tea and a delicious slice of Fruit Loaf

It is easy to make with only raisins as the "fruit" but you can also use other dried fruit mix and glazed cherries as a substitute

Makes 1 Loaf 

You will need

100g/4oz Butter/Margarine
100g/4oz Fine Sugar
2 Eggs
225g/8oz Self Raising Flour
150g/6oz Dried Fruit (I used Raisins)

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F

  • Line a Loaf Tin with parchment paper and grease 
Lined Tin

  • In a large bowl, cream the Butter and Sugar together until light and fluffy
Sugar and Butter
creamed sugar and butter

  • In a separate small bowl, lightly beat the eggs

  • Gradually mix in the beaten eggs using a little flour to prevent curdling, mix together until smooth
adding eggs

  • In a separate bowl, mix the dried fruit with a spoonful of flour and set aside
fruit and flour

  • Sift and Fold in the remaining flour into the creamed mixture
Flour added

  • Now fold in the floured fruit
Add the fruit
Fruit mixture

  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared Loaf Tin

  • Level off the top using a metal spoon damped with hot water
level the mixture

  • Bake in oven for 1 hour until golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean
Baked and ready

  • Turn out onto a wire rack to cool

  • Enjoy
Scottish Fruit Loaf

This Fruit Loaf is so easy to make, and just the right piece of Scottish comfort food I have been craving

Hope you curl up on your sofa with some comfort food soon

Fruit Loaf


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  1. i can just do with a slice of that cake spread with half inch butter Mmmmmmmmmmm

    1. Butter is amazing with this fruit loaf, one of my favourite things too :)

  2. Yum - this fruit loaf looks De-Lish! I love the presentation to :)

  3. A great basic loaf that you could use so many different types of dried fruit and/or nuts. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  4. That looks so hearty and satisfying. I can't wait for it to cool down so I can start baking again!

    1. I have been baking in this crazy Texan heat all summer, phew!

  5. This looks so good and I love you used golden raisins. I think they are better than the brown ones. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

    1. I love the golden raisins too they are so much softer

  6. This looks yummy! I love quick breads and can always use another recipe for one. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful weekend

  7. Love the combo of flours in this bread! That alone would be enough flavor for me. But with the raisins? Sounds wonderful.


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