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Honey And Fruit Loaf

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Honey And Fruit Loaf

Serve this loaf warm with ice cream or cold and lightly buttered.


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cup mashed banana or feijoas
  • ¾ cup honey (suggest sheer or mellow style)
  • 1 egg
  • grated rind one orange
  • 100 grams butter, softened


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC and set the rack in the centre of the oven. Grease and line with baking paper a 22cm x 9cm x 6cm (6-cup-capacity) loaf tin.
  2. Stir the flour and mixed spice together in a medium-sized bowl until well-mixed. Make a well in the centre by pushing the flour out to the edges of the bowl.
  3. In a jug beat together the banana or feijoa, honey and orange rind together well. Pour into the centre and add the soft butter.
  4. Beat well for one minute with a wooden spoon until soft and whipped in texture. Transfer to the prepared cake tin and level off.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack to cool.
  6. Serve warm with ice cream or cold and lightly buttered.

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