Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mixed Fruit Bread Roll

Besides steaming cakes, I've been on a bread-making spree.
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #5 Fruity March hosted by Bakericious .

This is a healthy yet delicious bread which can be eaten on its own. My hubby prefers to eat it with a slab of butter. Hmmm... not so healthy to me!

The Recipe:

270g Bread flour
30g Cake flour
70g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 tablespoons low fat milk powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon instant dry yeast

1 egg yolk
170g warm water

50 ml olive oil

80g raisins
80g cranberries
40g chopped walnuts

1. Sift both flour into mixing bowl.

2. Add in sugar, salt, milk powder, spices and yeast. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients well.

3. Mix egg yolk with 170g warm water.

4. Attach dough hook to mixer at low speed, gradually pour in egg and water mixture and mix till well combined.

5. Pour in olive oil, bit by bit, making sure it is incorporated into the dough.

6. Machine-knead for 20 minutes.

7. Remove dough onto lightly floured board and roll into a big ball.

8. Place dough in a bowl and cover with cling wrap and let it proof for 50 minutes or more (depending on the weather) till it doubles in size.

9. Remove the dough and punch it flat. Roll out into a rectangle about 1 1/2 cm thick. Sprinkle fruit and nut mixture evenly and then roll up like a swiss roll.

10. Place on a baking tray, covered with a damp cloth to proof for 30 to 40 minutes or till it doubles in size.

11. Bake at preheated oven 200 deg C for 15 to 20 minutes.

My oven has been acting up lately
and the browning is becoming more and more uneven!

I couldn't wait for the bread to cool
and had these two slices!


  1. i love the swirls in the middle! pleasant surprise of fruits in the middle of the humble looking bread :)

  2. Hey, I don't mind having a slice of the fruity bread too!

  3. Hmmmmmmm.......looks so yummy!!!! i love fruit breads!!!

  4. This is one of my favourite fillings. Sent some over. hehe

  5. oh yes, butter or cream cheese would be niceeee

  6. Hi Jean,
    Thanks. Instead of having it the usual, why not a 'swiss roll'!

    Hi Cheah,
    Be my neighbour and I would love to have you next door, knowing that I'll get to smell the aroma of all your baking and cooking!

    Hi Tania,
    Yeah, my favourite type of bread!

    Hi Cathy,

    Hi Edith,
    Not a problem. Spore is so small.

    Hi Rita,
    I'll go with the cream cheese, but a low-fat one!

  7. is so nicely baked! with those fruits in the middle, it look so yummy! (: (:

  8. I love this mixed fruits bread, look beautiful done & yummy!

  9. I'm also into this baking spree and love this beautiful bread roll that you have made.

    It has been a honor for me to be a follower of your blog and I would love to present several awards to you for all your fantastic cooking skills.

    The awards are at this link, http://bakeforhappykids.blogspot.com/2011/03/brown-sugar-mini-muffins-and-awards.html


  10. Hi Sweetylicious,

    Hi Sonia,

    Hi Lilyng,
    Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi DG,

    Hi Zoe,
    Thanks for visiting my humble and simple blog. Thanks for the award. :)

    Hi Tigerfish,
    I love fruit bread too!

  11. They are not only healthy & delicious, they look pretty! I'm going to bookmark this (@@)

  12. Hi there - I can just imagine having the two slices of bread with a cup of tea....YUM!

  13. Ooh...this looks good! It's healthy too!


Welcome to my humble blog. Please do drop a line or advice. My apologies if I am unable to respond to all your comments. Please leave a name rather than 'annoymous' after your comments.