A Great Batter Bread for a Cottage Weekend

Dried Fruit Bread
In my last post I gave you some recipes for savory batter breads and today I would like to give you a recipe for a sweet version.  This one makes a great loaf to take to a cottage for a tasty breakfast.  I have served it with coffee and tea to my book club.

Time to Prepare 15 min.

Total time to Make 3 hours

Makes one loaf

 3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or cardamom

1 package fast-acting dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

1 1/4 cups very warm water

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 egg

1 cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture


1/2 cup icing sugar

Dash of vanilla

2 to 3 teaspoons milk

1. Spray bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Batter before rising
2. In large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, the granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast. Add water, butter and egg. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in dried fruit and remaining 1 cup flour to make a stiff batter.

3. Spread batter in pan; pat into shape with floured hands. Cover loosely with a clean tea towel; let rise in warm place 45 to 60 minutes or until doubled in size.

4. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove tea towel. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Immediately remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

5.  In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over top of loaf.

Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)
Enjoy this loaf the next time you get away to the cottage this summer
Margaret Ann RD