Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Recipe from Bill Granger from the Sydney Morning Herald. I haven't made this yet but a Bill recipe can't be wrong!
- 50 g rolled oats
- 300 ml milk
- 240 g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 100 g dried dates, roughly chopped
- 75 g dried pears, roughly chopped
- 75 g soft brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons roughly chopped hazelnuts, plus
- 2 tablespoons extra hazelnuts, for top
- Put the oats in a bowl, pour in the milk and soak for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C Lightly grease and line a 21 x 10cm loaf tin with baking paper.
- Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the oats, dried fruit, sugar, cinnamon, honey, egg and hazelnuts. Mix until combined.
- Spoon the mixture into tin, level the top and sprinkle with the extra hazelnuts. Bake for 45 minutes or until the loaf is golden and cooked through when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Makes approximately 12 slices.
Really nice fruit combo, made for the in-laws, a few weeks ago, even hubby ate it and he usually only eats banana cake. Thanks for posting!
I really liked the combo of dried fruits & nuts in this loaf & used the extra moist Medjool dates (a little more expensive than the usual ones that are used, but they went very well in this recipe)! Was also a bit generous with the cinnamon, but that's another ingredient that I use a lot! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my groupmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #37]