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!