I love a good fruit loaf, and I love cinnamon even more (you know the cinnamon jelly bellies everyone avoids – I love ’em, pass ’em my way!) – and this little loaf, bread, cake thing (getting technical now…) smells amazing while it’s cooking.
Cinnamon, Raisin & Walnut Loaf
- 125ml milk
- 50g butter for the bread mix and 50g for the cinnamon spread
- 1/2 a packet of instant yeast
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 20g sugar
- 225g strong white flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 100g rainsins
- 50g chopped walnuts
- A little honey
- Heat the milk until warm, then remove from the heat and add the butter. Allow it melt into the milk and then cool to lukewarm.
- Once the milk and butter have combined and cooled slightly, pour them into the bread machine/mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients on top (hold back a few raisins and walnuts to decorate the top). If you’re using a bread machine, set it to the dough programme (number 6 on mine).
- Once the dough is done separate into two equally sized balls. Roll out into two flat rectangles (no need to be fussy about the shape!) – combine the cinnamon and butter into a paste and spread across each piece of dough.
- Roll each piece into a sausage shape (cinnamon on the inside) and then roughly twist the two pieces together.
- Throw into a loaf tin, glaze with honey, scatter the extra raisins and walnuts over the top and bake for around 25 minutes at 180 degrees.