|1 tsp||Baking powder|
|1 tsp||Baking soda, with a pinch of salt added|
|275 g||Plain flour|
|50 g||Rolled oats, quick cooking|
|½ tsp||Nutmeg, grated|
|75 g||Butter, softened|
|100 g||Brown sugar|
|100 g||Walnuts, chopped|
|275 ml||Buttermilk, or use normal milk to which you have added a few drops of vinegar|
|150 g||Blueberries, fresh or frozen|
|150 ml||Sweetened apple puree|
- Sieve the flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir in the oats.
- In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs and buttermilk (or regular milk). Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture. Stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened and well blended.
- Fold in the nuts, the blueberries (defrosted and drained if using frozen) and apple puree.
- Put the batter into a greased 1kg loaf tin and spread evenly. Bake at 170C for 1½ hours or until the loaf is golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool and serve with butter and a good cup of tea.