If you like a healthy yet sweet bread, then this is for you, a full flavoured Dried Fruit and Walnut Quick Bread. The dried apricots and raisins adds a nice sweetness to this quick bread and the walnuts and sunflower seeds ads to a crunchy texture. I love quick breads as they are super simple to bake and you can easily change the recipe to suit your personal taste.
This kind of bread is best the day after baking, to let it "set", and you can easily store it for about two weeks in a plastic bag.
3 dl flour (300ml)
2 1/2 dl rye flour (250ml)
1 dl porridge oats (100ml)
2 dl crushed rye (200ml)
1 dl dried apricots (100ml)
1 dl raisins (100ml)
1 dl walnut (100ml)
1 dl sunflower seeds (100ml)
1 dl linseeds (100ml)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp caraway powder
1/2 tsp aniseed
1 dl light molasses syrup (100ml)
4 1/2 dl butter-milk (or natural yogurt) (450ml)
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C.
Chop walnuts and dried apricots coarsely and put into a bowl. Add all the dry ingredients including the spices and combine. Add syrup and yogurt. Mix it all together quickly.
Put the sticky dough into a greased 1 1/2 liters bread-tin. Don't let the bread-tin be filled more than 2/3 since the bread will rise in the oven. Sprinkle oats on top for decoration.
Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for about 90 minutes. Cover with foil if the loaf starts to get to dark.