Make your very own fruit bread with this amazingly delicious chock-full-of-fruit recipe. If you love something delicious and wholesome in the morning for breakfast or simple as a morning or afternoon tea treat this dense and rich fruit bread is studded with so much fruit it feels as decadent and bejewelled as a Christmas time fruit cake! Yet it's much simpler than that!
The first time I tried this recipe was at a resort called Amilla in the Maldives. It was included in our in-room breakfast. Even though we feasted on eggs, bread, and a sumptuous Arabic breakfast, once we spread butter over this jewelled fruit loaf we finished all three slices. I was so smitten I asked them for the recipe and that day I had it in my hand. Ours looks slightly different than theirs - I baked mine in a long, slender tin but theirs was a free form bread.
This bread isn't a yeasted bread, it's more like a banana bread where you spread it with butter or eat it toasted with butter. I kept the fruit whole so that you could see it when you cut a cross section into the loaf. I was worried that the fruit would all sink to the bottom so when I cut it I almost held my breath. Thankfully it was well distributed within the loaf. It was pretty damn beautiful.
Speaking of beautiful, we recently went to yum cha with Viggo and Louise. Towards the end of the meal Viggo showed us his new phone and we started playing with Snapchat filters. Louise and I put moustache filters on our faces while Viggo and Mr NQN did the same.
One of the trolley ladies wheeled past and backed up transfixed at the phone screen. She started cackling with sheer joy at the transformations using the filters and told Mr NQN and Viggo that they looked beautiful with the moustaches. So we took her photo with one which delighted her-it was also beautiful she said!
So tell me Dear Reader, do you like fruit bread or fruit cake? And do you ever play on snapchat or Instagram stories? I'm on both so follow me (username: notquitenigella).