Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Revisting Blueberry and Apple Loaf

This Blueberry and Apple Loaf has been a firm favourite in my home for many years. I first came across this recipe in an edition of Delicious magazine and it was true love all round from the first time I baked it. I decided to revisit and blog about this beautiful loaf again as many new followers would probably appreciate this lovely recipe. This loaf cake has a delicious combination of blueberry and apple within a moist and tender sponge. Perfect to have with your afternoon cup of tea.

Blueberry and Apple Loaf

125g chilled butter, diced, plus extra for greasing
225g self-raising flour
175g golden caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2-3tbsp milk
2 large eating apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
125g blueberries
2 tbsp apricot jam

Preheat the oven to 190oC/fan 170oC/gas 5. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking paper or a paper loaf tin liner.

Sieve the flour into a food processor with a pinch of salt and add the butter. Whizz until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, eggs and milk and whiz again to make a smooth mixture.

Pour half the cake mixture into the loaf tin, then scatter with half the apples and half the blueberries. Pour over the remaining cake mixture, then scatter with the remaining fruit. Bake for 1 hour, or until risen and firm. To test it, insert a skewer into the centre- it should come out clean.

Put the apricot jam into a small bowl and microwave the jam on high for 20 seconds to melt. Brush the glaze over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


karen farr macdonald said...

Oooh, I love this recipe, made it at the weekend, so yummy! I was a bit concerned as the batter seemed heavy, but it turned out really fluffy and moist...

Nic's Notebook said...

It looks lovely & moist! I would love this but my OH doesn't like blueberries, he wouldn't even eat blueberry muffins when I made them.. bah :(

Kate said...

this look to die for!!!! im making it tonight for my breakfast tomorrow morning! ive been really in the mood for something sweet, and this looks like it hits the spot!!! yum!!!


Kelly-Jane said...

Looks lovely and moist, mmm.

Caroline said...

Looks good, lovely and moist - I keep meaning to try that recipe! Thanks for the reminder.

wendyp said...

Just off to buy the ingredients. Looks really yummy and we both love blueberries x

Lauralovescakes said...

This must taste delicious... I love fruit cooked in cake...I may have to try it!! :-)