Feeling the need for something a little sweet, I decided I would make a sourdough fruit loaf. I did not use a particular recipe, but instead used my normal bread recipe and just added fruit.
- 500g plain white flour
- 4 tablespoons of sourdough starter (leaven)
- 400ml of water
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- Chopped fruit; apricots, dates, and sultanas soaked overnight in cider
I mixed all of the ingredients together for about 5 minutes, then added the dough mix to an oiled bowl, and covered with baking foil. Then I left it for 12 hours to prove.
After 12 hours I placed it in the oven at 220c, with a baking tray full of water on the bottom of the oven.
I then baked the sourdough fruit loaf for 40 minutes with the foil on, and then a further 20 minutes with the foil removed.
I then let it rest for 2 hours.
The result was a fruity, moist, and seriously tasty sourdough fruit loaf.