Step 1
Position an oven shelf in the centre of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with baking paper.

Step 2
Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, then rub in the Trex with your fingertips. Stir in the sugar, apricots and walnuts.

Step 3
In a jug, beat together the eggs and milk. Put the lemon juice into a bowl. Reserve a quarter of the apple, then peel, core and chop the rest and toss it in the lemon juice. Add the apple to the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and stir until combined.

Step 4
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Core and thinly slice the reserved apple, toss it in lemon juice, then arrange the slices over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the demerara sugar over them.

Step 5
Transfer to the oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until risen and golden. To test that the cake is cooked, insert a fine skewer — if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked. Cool on a wire rack.

Apricot, Apple & Walnut Loaf

Apricot, Apple & Walnut Loaf

Enjoy a slice of this easy-to-make fruit and nut loaf.

12

Serves: 12

70
MINS

Bake Time: 70 mins

Suitable for home freezing

Suitable for vegetarians

INGREDIENTS

350g12oz Self-raising flour
¼ tsp¼ tsp Salt
50g2oz Trex
150g6oz Light soft brown sugar
75g3oz Ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped
50g2oz Walnuts,chopped
22 Large eggs
240ml8fl oz Milk
1 tbsp1 tbsp Lemon juice
11 Eating apple
1 tbsp1 tbsp Demerara sugar

METHOD

Step 1
Position an oven shelf in the centre of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with baking paper.

Step 2
Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, then rub in the Trex with your fingertips. Stir in the sugar, apricots and walnuts.

Step 3
In a jug, beat together the eggs and milk. Put the lemon juice into a bowl. Reserve a quarter of the apple, then peel, core and chop the rest and toss it in the lemon juice. Add the apple to the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and stir until combined.

Step 4
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Core and thinly slice the reserved apple, toss it in lemon juice, then arrange the slices over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the demerara sugar over them.

Step 5
Transfer to the oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until risen and golden. To test that the cake is cooked, insert a fine skewer — if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked. Cool on a wire rack.

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