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Sultana and Almond Bread May 7, 2012

This bread is delicious with a savoury or sweet topping. Try salami, cheese and salad or jam.

Makes 1, 1lb loaf

Ingredients

300g/11oz strong plain flour

2.5ml/1/2tsp salt

15g/1/2oz butter

7.5ml/1 1/2tsp easy-bake yeast

175ml/6fl oz lukewarm water

115g/4oz sultanas

75g/3oz  flaked almonds

melted butter, for brushing

Method

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, cut in the butter with a knife, then stir in the yeast.

Gradually add in the lukewarm water, stirring with a spoon at first, then gathering the dough together with your hands.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.

Knead the sultanas and almonds into the dough until they are evenly distributed.

Shape the dough into a rough oval shape, place on a lightly oiled baking sheet, cover and leave to prove for 1 – 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7.

Uncover the loaf and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 190C/375F/gas mark 5.

Bake for a further 20 – 25 minutes.

Transfer the loaf to a wire rack, brush with the melted butter and allow to cool before slicing.

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