Valentine Fruit Loaf
Valentine Fruit Loaf
  1. Blend liquid mix together and allow to stand in a warm place until frothy.
  2. Rub the 25g butter into dry mix and add all liquid, plus egg, at once. Mix to a soft dough.
  3. Knead for 5 minutes and roll out on a sheet of baking parchment to a big rectangle.
  4. Wet all edges, smear remainder with dabs of butter and sprinkle with sugar, fruit and spice mix.
  5. Roll up lengthways like a Swiss roll.
  6. Bring the dampened ends together to form a ring and push together inwards to form a heart. (see photo)
  7. Gently slide paper and heart onto a baking tray and use scissors to snip the ring at regular intervals.
  8. Allow to prove for approx. 30 minutes.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes in a pre- heated oven at 190 C.
  10. For icing, very carefully add water to the icing sugar and dried blackcurrant and stir until a thick coating consistency. Spoon onto cooling loaf and decorate with glace cherries.
Recipe Notes

Best eaten within 2 days but can be frozen undecorated. Serves 6-8

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