April 3, 2023 1 Comment

Candied fruit bread is the winter gourmet bread par excellence. But fig bread, dried fruit bread or other fruit bread can be eaten all year round! They are also very easy to make and provide good nutrients to our bodies. We’ll tell you more here!

Bread with Dried Fruits: The Stewardship Recipe!

The recipe for bread with dried fruits can easily be adapted to all tastes. You just need to remove or add fruit according to your preference. You can thus create an infinity of bread recipes with dried fruits.

We give you here our flagship recipe! It’s a very simple recipe that we love to bring out at all our Sunday brunches.

Ingredients for a Nut and Dried Fruit Bread:

  • 400g T65 wheat flour
  • Four teaspoons of baker’s yeast
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One glass of water
  • 50g raisins
  • 30g of cranberries
  • 40g dried apricots (cut into small pieces)
  • 30g shelled harlequin walnuts
  • 30g shelled almonds

dried fruit

Five Steps to Make Your Bread with Dried Fruits and Nuts:

  1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and dried fruit. Add walnutsalmonds and salt. Add the water last once the dry ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Mix and knead for ten minutes. Cover with a tea towel and let the dough rise for at least 4 hours.
  3. Take the dough and knead it again. On a flat surface, make a sausage with the dough. Put the towel back on it and leave for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Draw a grid pattern on the bread with a knife.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.

It’s ready! To be enjoyed with spreads as an aperitif or at breakfast with yogurt and jam.

Dried Fruit Bread: Nutritional Benefits

Dried fruits are loaded with good nutrients. And with all those, it contains, bread with dried fruits necessarily has many health benefits!

We first take advantage of the antioxidants, in particular polyphenols, which are contained in dried fruits. They protect our tissues and cells, and they protect against many cancers.

Thanks to the proteins contained in both dried fruit and bread, dried fruit bread have a significant satiating power even if the quantity of calories it provides is moderate.

Dried fruits also have a high content of unsaturated fatty acids; among others, the nut contains a lot of omega-3. They help reduce the amount of “bad cholesterol” in the blood. What is called “bad cholesterol” is actually LDL lipoproteins. They are responsible for redistributing excess cholesterol to the vessels and other organs, so if they are too large, fatty deposits can form on the walls of the arteries, and this is where they can become dangerous.

Finally, dried fruit bread contains a lot of fibre which improves intestinal transit. You can even substitute T65 wheat flour for whole wheat flour (or make flour blends) for even more fibre!

Other Fruit Bread Recipes

Apple Bread

First, here is a great recipe for apple bread that you will love to taste at tea time.

Ingredients for apple bread:

  • One glass of apple juice
  • One glass of water
  • 700g of T55 or T65 flour
  • Four teaspoons of golden sugar
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • Three teaspoons of yeast
  • 80g of dried apples
  • 35g fresh butter
  1. In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix. Add the melted butter, apple juice and water and mix until you obtain a soft dough.
  2. Cover with a towel and let rest for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Add the apples to the dough and make a ball. Let the dough rise for another 30 minutes. Cook at 200°C for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 180°C and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Wait for it to cool, and it’s ready!

Raisin Bread

Today, you will also learn how to easily cook a classic pastryHere is a very simple recipe for successfully making raisin bread that is crispy on the outside and melting on the inside.

Ingredients for Ten Raisin Bread:

  • 220g T65 flour
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • Three teaspoons of yeast
  • 1/2 glass of milk
  • 20g blond sugar
  • 120g butter (or almond puree )

And for the pastry cream:

  • 15cl milk of your choice
  • 35g blond sugar
  • One egg (you can substitute more cornstarch or flour if you want a vegan alternative that retains the thickening power of the egg)
  • One teaspoon cornstarch
  • 10g of butter
  • Three teaspoons of vanilla sugar
  • 40g raisins soaked in rum

Raisin Bread in 6 Steps:

  1. Mix in a salad bowl the flour, the yeast, the salt, the blond sugar, and the milk using an electric whisk. Continue mixing for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let the dough rise for an hour.
  3. While waiting, prepare the pastry cream: bring the milk, 15g of blood sugar and the vanilla sugar to a boil. On the side, in another bowl, mix the egg yolk and 20g of sugar and add the sifted flour. Gradually add the milk to the mixture in the bowl, whisking to combine.
  4. Cook the cream, stirring briskly and frequently. As soon as the preparation boils, continue to whip for a minute on the fire. Add the butter to it. Leave the pastry cream to rest in the fridge, covering it with food wrap.
  5. Take the puff pastry and form a rectangle. Spread the pastry cream on it. Distribute the raisins. Roll the dough widthwise and cut 2cm pieces. Here is your raisin bread taking shape!
  6. Leave to rise for 30 minutes, then bake for 30 minutes at 180°C.

Fig Bread

Fig bread goes very well as an aperitif to accompany tapenades and spreads or even a summer salad. Here is a recipe for a nice sweet-salty effect.

Ingredients for Fig Bread:

  • 500g wheat flour type T110
  • 100g dried figs
  • Three teaspoons of yeast
  • One and a half glasses of water
  • Two teaspoons of salt
  1. Put the flour, yeast, water and salt in a bowl. Cut the figs into small pieces, add them to the rest and mix.
  2. Cover the dough with a tea towel or food wrap, such as a bee wrap and let the dough rise between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  3. Knead the dough and form a ball with it and leave to rest for another 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Bake the ball of dough, on which you will have made a grid, for 30 minutes.
  5. The bread is ready to eat!

Raisin Bread

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