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Nov 30, 2019 1 min read

Christmas Loaf

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This is an enriched bread dough, with a bunch of seasonal fruit, a dose of spice and some light brown sugar. I threw in a tangarine too, which lead to too much moisture and to load sinking in the middle, but it tasted great.

I love my breadmaker. It’s not available any more, but the closest model is the Panasonic SD-2500. The timer is invaluble and intuative, very handy for having fresh bread in the morning.

You will need

  • 200g wholemeal bread flour
  • 200g white bread flour
  • A heaped teaspoon of mixed spice
  • A small handful of raisons
  • A small handful of currents
  • A small handful of mixed peel
  • A small handful of light brown sugar
  • An egg
  • A packet of fresh yeast
  • Optional: some season fruit - such as a tangarine
  • 270ml water


  • Put it all in the breadmaker


A little richer than normal, smells amazing, tremendous fresh with butter, great toasted. Sort of likea giant hotcross bun.

Ingrediants Sunken! Fresh cut GET IN MY FACE