I am totally over the moon to have my good friend, Mel from Mellywood’s Mansion, guest posting here at With A Blast today, bringing us this delicious tea-time recipe for a Breadmaker Fruit Bread. Here goes – I am handing you over to Mel !
BREADMAKER FRUIT BREAD
3 1/2 cups of Bread Maker Mix – recipe for bulk mix here
2 tsp of Dried Yeast
1 cup of Mixed Dried Fruit
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1 1/2 tbs of Olive Oil
1 1/4 cups of warm water (just slightly warm to touch, water that’s too hot will kill the yeast and your dough won’t rise
Wrap it in plastic wrap but allow room for the bread to rise, leave it in a warm place then go and have a coffee or do something fun.
Come back in half an hour and it should have doubled in size.
Bake it in a moderate oven 180 Celsius or 350F for approximately 30 mins. Be aware that this does depend on your oven, mine is brand new and it’s exactly 30 mins, my old oven was dying and running very hot I found 22 minutes was enough in that oven. Isn’t that bread just awesome.
Then slice it up and watch it disappear in front of your eyes. My 5 kids can eat 2 loaves of this for afternoon tea between them. (I admit two of them are teenage boys and never seem able to fill their stomachs)
Truly delicious and almost no work! you can shop and sit around drinking coffee because this is pretty much a waiting game and don’t forget to check out my bread maker mix, it is seriously the best thing……since sliced bread. (bad joke lets all groan together)
Thanks for having me Linda, and I would love you guys to come on over to the Mansion where I don’t pretend to be awesome and you get to see the delights, disasters and everything in between.
Thanks again to Mel for sharing this delicious recipe with us today and I highly recommend you hop on over and check out some of her crafts as well .