Fig and pear loaf
( SERVES 8 )
I have adapted this recipe over and over to reduce it down to the most basic and healthy ingredients. Taking out refined ingredients and making it adaptable to nearly any ingredient you have in the cupboard.
|¾ cup||Black tea, rooibus, english breakfast, earl grey etc|
|1 cup||Dried figs, roughly chopped|
|1¼ cups||Spelt flour, or high grade|
|½ tsp||Baking soda|
|1 Tbsp||Baking powder|
|2||Eggs, or 2 chia 'eggs' for vegan|
|2||Pears, grated - apple alternative|
- Preheat oven at 160C and line/grease your loaf tin.
- Chop up your dried fruit and add this to a bowl with your tea bag, 3⁄4 cup of hot water and the baking soda. Allow to sit and brew for 10 mins – also allowing the fruit to soften nicely.
- In a larger bowl grate your fruit and mix in the flour, baking powder and if you like some cinnamon, chia/linseed, coconut or lemon rind for some extra flavour or creativity.
- Mix in your two egss until just combined, followed by your tea and fruit brew. Mix together and pour into your prepared tin. You may wish to sprinkle the top with some extra seeds or coconut.
- Bake for around 45-50 mins or until baked through.
- Leave to cool in the tin for 15 mins and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely for a further 15 before serving with optional butter, cream or yogurt.