How to bake a delicious fruity loaf

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Dig in to this juicy and fruity loaf...

Tart blackcurrants make an excellent summer cake that is fruity without being too sweet. Mint adds a fresh, herbal note. When blackcurrants are cheap, buy enough to make a few loaves. The loaves will keep in the freezer for up to two months, check off the list as you go!


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If you have berries left over, freeze them for another time. Place in a shallow baking tray and spread them out in a single layer without crushing. Freeze until rock-hard, then pour fruit into freezer bags. For many recipes it is unnecessary to thaw the fruit before using.

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To make a Cranberry Pecan Loaf, which is delicious for breakfast or for a mid-morning snack, use chopped fresh cranberries in place of blackcurrants. Add 1 tsp ground cinnamon instead of the mint, sifting it in with the flour. Add 125g chopped pecan nuts with the sugar.