May 14, 2007

FRUITY BREAKFAST BREAD


Fruity breakfast bread filled with Summer fruits is my entry to WBB #11 which was launched by Nandita from "Saffron Trail".
This month's host is Padmaja from "Spicy Andhra" and the theme is "Summer Fruits".Thanks for hosting Padmaja.



Well...I know it's not Summer for us yet and Spring is still cool!So what do you do with the Theme "Summer fruits"? I went to the store and bought a big can of Tropical fruits and used those fruits to bake a gorgeous and fragrant breakfast bread!:))
It's not very sweet,filled with fruit ,so a slice of bread with a cup of coffee is heavenly in the morning!Hope you try.Makes a great dessert as well:)

A bowl of fruits; Mangoes,Bananas,Grapes,Melon,Pineapple ,Pears and Apple!



Here is a plate for you with a bowl of fruit,a slice fruity bread and steaming cuppa!!:)




How to bake the cake:


Spray with non-stick oil and line the bottom with parchment paper of a 2lb loaf pan.Preheat oven to 350F.In a bowl,mix 1 1/2cups self-rising flour,1/2 tsp baking pd,1/4 tsp salt,3/4 cup sugar well.Add 1 1/2 cups finely chopped mixed fruits and mix well in the dry flour.In another bowl,whisk 2 eggs,5 tbsp Orange juice,2/3 cup Canola oil,well and add to the flour.Mix well gently.




Pour the batter in to the prepared loaf pan,tap on the counter to release the bubbles.Put in the middle rack in the oven and bake for 45-55 mins or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.Take it out,invert on the cooling rack and peel the parchment paper gently.



Note: Cool completely before slicing with serrated bread knife.If you like icing on top,mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and few tbsp milk mixed grated rind of an Orange and drizzle on top of the bread when cooled.It's a very tasty, fragrant fruity bread to have for breakfast and icing is not really necessary.

Serve with coffee and a bowl of fruit:




Enjoy the beautiful bread,tastes better next day!

74 comments:

Sia's Corner said...

thats a cool idea... i got to ask K to buy me a bread maker:)
oh!!! did i tell u we got big basket of alphanso from indian store? yum...yummy...K made mango rasayana yest to go with neer dosa:)
and the queen will be coming to our office this month end with her hubby:) so full cleaning and painting is going on. feels like i am bk in school and all the scholl is getting ready for school inspection;) he he he...

Asha said...

Hi Sia,got here first!!!:D
This is not from the bread machine though,just a hand mixed quick bread baked in the oven,very easy.But do buy a bread,can make Yeast bread.
Queen and "King" in the office!!!WOW!! Are you going to "Courtesy" the Queen?;D
I got a big can of Mango pulp,can't wait for your Rasayana!:)
OH!! Check Bee's post.Your JF recipe copied twice in some other blog!!!!
Got some canned JF ,will start cooking today:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW....Lovely breakfast...Healthy one too.I love it....So colourful...Yummy one...nice combo...

Jeena said...

Hi there great recipe, looks and sounds real tasty :)

Asha said...

Thanks Sukanya:)) Hope you try this ,very easy to make.

Jeena,you will love this kinda of quick bread/cake which are very low fat too!:))Try and bake it.Enjoy.

Sia's Corner said...

oh!!! i thought u used bread m/c:)
thanks for letting me know abt my JF post being lifted. i have left a comment in that blog. really tired of same issue again and again:)

Sia's Corner said...

and no....i am not interested in meeting either of them;) i am totally buried with workload:(
oh do try rasayana....we enjoyed it...

Asha said...

READ Sia before you comment!!Hahaha!I will try Rasayana,waiting for your's.
I know,your post whole post as it is and with pics too!Grr..!!
I typed my URL in the Copyscape and found many links to my blogs.Even though they are just links which leads to me,I still would like them to ask me first! These are not bloggers but websites for news,entertainment etc.It is frustrating but what can you do except asking them not to.They probably do not care either.
Dang!! You are going to miss the Queen,once in a life time opportunity!!;P
Have a great day:))

Arts said...

Yummy!! I am inviting myself 4 breakfast at ur palce this weekend! :D

Asha said...

Hi Aarti,come on over!! Oh wait! I don't have any left over!!;D
Thanks girl.

Kribha said...

A really easy and cool cake. Beautiful pictures as usual. Loved the fruit bowl and the cake.Liked the idea of using icing on top. I have a really sweet tooth. I think this tip will satisfy mine. Your family is so lucky to get so many goodies from you all the time. Thanks Asha for sharing.

Sharmi said...

oh what a masterpiece recipe! lovely. will try out for sure. feel like tasting some.

Asha said...

You are welcome Kribha.You can either use icing or you can sprinkle powdered sugar too.Enjoy:))

Hi Sharmi,thanks girl.It's really tasty with all the fruits in there and very light cake.Hope you make it:)

Mishmash ! said...

hmmmmm yummy..and i can very much imagine the taste as I made a tea bread last week which has more or less the same recipe...wanted to post it soon, but i have to make that again as the entire loaf was gone in 2 days:D Will be trying this fruit bread for sure...its like a no frou-frou baking!

Shn

Anh said...

Beautiful loaf Asha! BTW, do you use fresh fruit or dry fruit in the loaf? I suppose it is fresh fruits? Thanks!

Manasi said...

oh what a masterpiece!! any palns of moving to CA? :)

Roopa said...

wow Asha,its a wonderfull idea fruity bread. Eggas badlige yeast haki madbahuda? My bread machine is lying waste, well i do not even know where i have dumped in the store ha ha. i do all the bread making now with the electric mixer which has one for making bread too. But looking at you using bread machine ofr others i seriously will try to open from my store. WAiting for your jf and mango post. He What about you mothers day celebration yenu bardilla

Sig said...

Asha, I've been waiting for this post, since this showed up in my feeds last week :) ... Sounds easy enough, and looks totally yummy... Hope you had a great mother's day weekend!

Meeta said...

Oh Asha! How heavenly is this. It really looks inviting and ready for summer to come around soon. Wonderful!

Asha said...

shn,you are right,no frou-frou cake indeed!;D Same with us too,within 2 days it was gone!:)
Post your cake,let me try that too.More the better.

Hi Anh,it's fresh fruits which come in the can,which is drained thoroughly.You can easily use dry and soaked fruits too.Enjoy:)

HeHe!! No Manasi, we are rooted here in NC and probably will be here for a loooong time!:D
Hey,it's so easy,make it today.You will love it,I am sure.Thanks.

Asha said...

Roopa,egg badalu 2 tbsp cream hakabahudu.Try madi.
This bread/cake is made by hand,can not use Bread machine for this as this is very delicate and soft.Must use the oven.
Bhudhavara bariteeni Mom's day bagge:))

Sig,I loaded the photos last week and accidentally clicked Publish and realized only in the morning!!;D
Thanks girl,I did have a great Sunday (without any cocktails)! Hahaha!!

Thank you Meeta.I didn't know what else to do with Summer fruits except pouring some Custard on the fruit!!Came out well;D
Hope you try,great for light breakfast in the morning.We have 83F now,feels like Summer already,dreading the Summer heat now in about 2 months!

Sia said...

ashakka check this link: Mungaru Male
its asong link from a kannada movie called mungaru male... after so many years i got to listen to really good songs. just wanted to shre this with u if u haven't heard these songs... :)
he he he...this is what i have been doing since morning....listening to these songs;)

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

This is really wonderful of preparing cake with fixed fruits..."FRUITY BREAKFAST BREAD" gr8 name too:)).

I shown your snap to my hubby, he was literally surprised to see that snap.This is Ashaji whom you say about to me many times he asked...I said yes yes...I was introducing Trisha and brother all..

Asha said...

Sups,I think somebody should stand behind you to check up on you while you work everyday!!;D
I will check that out.Sounds interesting.I haven't seen Kannada movies for more than 18yrs now!!!When hear some Kannada words now,I don't even remember what it means sometimes!Like I didn't remember what Chow Chow Bhaat was,Mamatha told me it's just Uppittu and Kesari Bhaat combo and I thought "great"!!;D

Usha,thanks girl.Hope you try.
You are "educating" your hubby about Ashaji's family!!Hahaha!!Thank you,you are a sweetheart.Enjoy the day:))

Sia said...

oh...thats what chow chow bhaath is;) i too was wondering as roopa has given this name for her blog:) thanks for the extra knowledge;)

Sia said...

and no one is gonna stand behind me now as in our office room only two of us r there;) he he he he....

Asha said...

You didn't know Chow Chow Bhaat either!WELL!!!!;D I know you are THE boss woman now,don't need any supervision hah?!!:D
Oh, I tried that music site and it says 'downloading' but doesn't play.I think I have to log in to listen.I will do that later,time to do the chores now!Have a great day,enjoy:)

Hema said...

Hi BigS! The bread looks soft and yummy. Like the pinkish color too. At what temperature did you bake the bread? I dont think you have mentioned it. If you have, then I am probably going to get a 'READ before you comment' liner as well! Sia...lets hold hands.....pleeassee

TheCooker said...

The bread looks so good. Nice combo with the fresh fruit.
Hope you had a good Mother's Day.

Asha said...

Lil S,READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT!!!I am going to spank both of you together!;D
It's in the first paragraph after "HOW TO".This looks more like cake than bread,but lot less sugary sweet to call it a cake!;p Try it.Bet your toddler loves it:)

Hello TC,thanks.I did have great a Sunday,you will hear all about it tomorrow at FH!:))

Aruna(themistressofspices.wordpress.com) said...

Asha, My mouth is watering the fruit bread looks delicious, what kind of fruits did u add in it ????

DEEPA said...

its looks great asha ji ...i missed the pooris also ...i always look on the foodie hope and missed on this ...will surely chhk this one often too .....
excellent breakfast

Coffee said...

Waiting to read your mothers day account!!!

The bread looks fab..... err... had a question, but first let me go and read again, otherwise you will repeat the same line again!! ;)

Roopa said...

oh my Asha, sia ningu gotirlilva chow chow bhath andre yenu antha? Actually it should have been my first post oh.. sia darshini alli common alvene? Asha i love chow chow bhath combo not prepared by me but at darshini's in bangalore once i used to gobble iddili vada sambhar, along with cho chow my H was like oh?... my.. this was is what i want ....... but when i came to singapore he realised what a good cook i am ha ha yenu gotila..
BTW nimge 18yrs inda kannada film nodilla oh... even i was not a fan of kannada movie but after coming to spore i try to watch good movies. our last movie was Amruthdhare.. i loved it
Sia thumba chenagidde songs i love those set and have a collection on my mobile up and down commute yen kelasa haadu kelskotta hogodu.
too much here bye

Aditi said...

wow.. cool one..
came to ur blog thru my friends'

would certainly like to try these....

Raaga said...

I'm going to try this out very soon.

krystyna said...

Hi Asha!
Delicious, yummy, beautiful
and healthy breakfast! Love it!!!
Thanks for sharing and thanks
for the bread/cake recipe. I'll try!
I wanted to came to you, but what a pity
you don't have any left over.
So I must try!
Good luck to you!

Sia said...

@ashakka,
LOL!!! Me and hema are gonna get good spanking then!!! Is coffee too gonna join our club?;)
@roopa,
I have heard of Amruthadhare which is a remake of “khwahish”(remember? Some 18 smooch scenes there with mallika sherawat in lead?;) anyways, its from eric sehgal’s Love strory which I have read some hundred times. But I do love the songs in that movie… especially “nee amrutadhaare”….
My memory span is just for few hours roopa;) ella begane martu hogatte:) at least I do remember most of the kannada words unline ashkka here;) he he he… I can see ashakka chasing me with a big stick iin her hand;) I better run and hide some where:)

Gattina said...

This type of Spring-orange/yellow color in your bread is absolutely adorable!

Asha said...

Deepa,I know many don't come here but these are just for events,so it's okay:))Enjoy.

Coffee,good for you girl.Read before you ask q's or else you will be in line for paddling with Sia and Hema!;P

Roopa,Musical asked me once whether I am going to post Chow Chow bhaat and I had forgotten what it was!:))Now I know.I haven't watched any Kannada movies since I left India in 1989!I have one Raj Kumar(Gandhada Gudi)movie DVD,that's it!I tried that Music site,still not getting it,I will try again:))

Asha said...

You are welcome Aditi.Try it.Hope to see you you again:))

Thank you Raaga(I love your name!) and enjoy:))

Hi Krysyna,thanks girl.YUP!! I guess you have to bake yourself!!;D

Asha said...

Sia,Coffee is smart,dodge the spanking quickly!!:))
Roopa seem to be enjoying the music site there,I still have to try it.Although I haven't seen any Kannada movies,I have loads of Kannada CDs I "sometimes" listen.Sometimes some Kannada words makes me laugh so hard bcos I remember saying that long time ago.
Tushar onde ondu Kannada word kalithu kondiddaane gotta.Nagabeda; He says "Swaamaa"!!;D
(Arvindge sittu bandaga "Soole magane" anta baytaane Tusharna.Yeah,I call Arvind "hogo,baaro,in singular!)
T cannot pronounce it properly in Kannada but he enjoys saying it back to Arvind without knowing what it means like swaamaa!!;P
ROTFL!!!!

Thanks Gattina.That's all I could think of making for the theme "Summer Fruits":)) Tasted great though.

Susan said...

Ooh, Asha, it look like the sun is shining through each piece of your delicious cake! Lovely recipe that I look forward to trying.

Asha said...

Thanks Susan,do try.I am waiting for the Summer too,so I can enjoy fresh Summer fruits:))

Prema Sundar said...

Lovely bread Asha... u can nuts too. looks divine. thanks for sharing.

Sushma said...

Thats so welcoming recipe Asha...with all those fruits flavours...I love mangoes and oranges...and I am gonna bake it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

Hugs
Sushma

Roopa said...

Asha try this site you may have some luck, Mungaare Male

MONA said...

Hello Asha
This bread looks so delicious! It is almost like fruitcake!

I love fruits in my bread, specially buns!The Tutti Frutti buns :)

BTWN, Have done a sari HNT this time.

Sia said...

ROFL....swaamaa??????// ha ha ha ha...thats the funniest thing i have ever heard. poor T, just imagine if he comes to know the real meaning;)
and ashakka, u dont have to register in that site. www.musicindiaonline.com is the site url and u will find collections of songs in different lang and types on the left side lists. just click on kannada and then click on music listing(its in blue banner) u will be able to see many movies listed. this is th elink for mungaru male songs http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/kannada/s/movie_name.8842
just copy this url on new window and select the songs u want to play by ticking on the boxes at left corner of each songs and then clicking the button at the top of the list. hope it works for u this time:)

Asha said...

Hi Prema,yeah,you can add any nuts you like finely minced,tastes great and healthier too:))

Hi Sush,make it and you will love it:)) Just make sure you drain the fruits well of all the liquid as much as possible.You don't want soggy cake:))

Roopa,thanks.I will try it later:))

Asha said...

Ooh Mona,I remember Tutti frutty buns!:))You can add dry fruits for this cake too.Bakes better.Enjoy:))

Sia,hope nobody else understands that joke I wrote!!We told T what it means in Kannada and he says "mom, dad is cursing you again!!";P
Music; I did that yesterday! I selected all songs to play and it shows lot of ads and keeps on saying "loading" but doesn't play when clicked.I will try again today:)

VINI said...

Asha, this one looks WONDERFUL...I really wish I could taste it too apart from just looking at it :).

Asha said...

Thanks Vini.Unfortunately,they don't have virtual grabbing,orelse I would have grabbed everybody's food!! ;D

deena said...

wow Asha !! what a lovely breakfast idea..healthy too..its already summer in India..so def gonna try this one ..

Asha said...

Hi Deena,thanks.I heard that India is VERY hot now.Keep it cool.You can add just mangoes in this bread,tastes great too:))

sunita said...

You know what...I was thinking of baking a similar bread...perhaps my simple mind is getting familiar with your great one...I bet that bread must have tasted gorgeous...

Asha said...

Oh come on!! You are a great cook too.No one is better any other blogger!:))
It was very tasty,do try.Post your version too.

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy bread. I need to buy some egg substitute to prepare this.

Asha said...

Hi Suma,I never used egg substitute,might work well.It's a small amount anyway:))

Anonymous said...

hi Asha,

first time commenting on a blog. tried ur fruit bread. it was soooooooooooo good. first time in baking as well:) love ur blog and the wonderful recipes.

a ghost reader:)

Asha said...

Hello ghost reader! Ooops! You are not one anymore!:D
Thanks for commenting, trying and liking the bread.It is so fruity ,isn't it? Love the aroma too.Enjoy.Thank you!:)
Tell me your name next time, and please do leave a comment whenever you can.

Anonymous said...

hi Asha,

i was just wondering, do u go around with ur laptop around ur neck? or do u have some special "skill" at multi tasking?:)
coz i see u reply to all the comments in ur blog and mostly u r the first one to comment in other blogs too. with all this cooking and photographing and blogging and everything!!!!!!!!!!:)

keep up the FANTASTIC work

luv
sam (the ghost reader)

Asha said...

LOLLL!!! Sam, my laptop is small enough to hang it around the neck the whole day!!!!Nah!! I am kidding!
I start early morning after kids and hubby are out of the house,I moderate,reply and comment for about an hour or more,depending on blogs and then do my daily karma as they say! I am a good organizer,so it's relatively easy!
Thanks for coming back.Salads and soups at FH today,check it out!:)

sam said...

hi Asha,

just a small query....
is it ok that everytime i make this fruity bread i can leave a comment???? Even if u mind I DONT MIND:)

IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD AND YUMMMMMMMYYYYYYY.


sam

Asha said...

LOL! Sam, go ahead and make my day every time you make it!;D
Enjoy!:))

sirisha said...

hello asha ji,
according to your advice, I tried to bake the fruit bread. The taste is really good but it is not standing as a loaf of bread. It has become very much fluffy.The loaf broke itself apart i half when I turned it on to the tray for cooling. Any reasons what I did wrong.
thanks in advance.

Asha said...

Sirisha, it is very light fluffy bread as it is but still holds up a loaf usually. I can't say why you didn't the loaf but next time try cutting down the Baking pd to 1/4 tsp. Sometimes it works to add less to keep the shape.Good luck, don't give up, it is a tasty bread!:))

sirisha said...

Thanks a ton asha ji,
I am going to make it again may be tomorrow,by that time i can finish up this one,haa...haa...haa...
i was just thinking if I can try the same bread in the yeast version. can I ? what I have in mind is the taste like the tooty fruity bread in the bakery back in India. Can you just give me your experienced advise on this. Thanks for everything.waiting eagerly for your next post.

Asha said...

Good for you Sirisha, don't wait too long once the dough is mixed, sometimes it starts to puff as soon as baking pd starts to act. Preheat the oven first and then mix ,put the pan in the oven immediately.
Yeast sounds great too,I haven't tried it personally but experiment with it!:)

sirisha said...

Thank you Asha ji,
As soon as I try the bread I will let you know the result. Take care of your health and get well soon...we miss you very much.

Anonymous said...

hi asha
will the bread come good if i dont add eggs ??Is there anything i need to add instead of eggs..?? please reply..

Asha said...

Thanks Sirisha, I am back now after 2 weeks of hiatus!:))

Anon, without eggs it might not be as fluffy and highly risen but in some blogs I have read that adding Apple sauce with help to replace the eggeg. 1 Egg = 2 tbsp of Apple sauce.
Try it, don't know how they come out though and taste great anyway!:))

Anonymous said...

thank u Asha ji...i will try out with apple sauce..

Asha said...

Good luck, I really hope it works well for you. Let me know. Please leave your first name, so I will recognize you next time!:))