Pecan Fruit Loaf
|Mixed dried fruit||10 Ounce (315 Grams)|
|Water||8 Fluid Ounce (1 Cup Or 250 Milliliter)|
|Butter||4 Ounce (125 Grams)|
|Sugar||4 Ounce (1/2 Cup Or 125 Grams)|
|Self raising flour||8 Ounce, sifted (2 Cups Or 250 Grams)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon, sifted|
|Pecans||4 Ounce, roughly chopped (125 Grams)|
1. Place fruit and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil over a medium heat and cook for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
2. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Beat in egg and continue beating until combined. Mix flour mixture and undrained fruit mixture, alternately, into butter mixture, then fold in pecans.
3. Spoon batter into a greased and lined 11 x 21 cm/4 1/2 x 8 1/2 in loaf tin and bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for 1 1/4 hours or until golden. Stand in tin for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.