Ginger and fig loaf

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Sweets & Desserts|Vegetarian
14 peopleServes
14
Prep   15 min
Cook   50 min

This simple spiced fruit loaf is as good as you’ll get at your local cafe at a fraction of the price, and is delicious served as is or lightly toasted. Wrap slices individually in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 weeks.

  • Milk, low-fat, 125 ml
  • Margarine, light, 40 g
  • Brown sugar, 4 tablespoon(s), or powdered sweetener
  • Dried fig, 100 g, chopped
  • Eggs, raw, 1 extra large egg(s)
  • Self-raising flour, white, 1¼ cup(s), sifted
  • Ground ginger, 2 teaspoon(s)
  • Ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon(s)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a 21 cm × 9 cm loaf tin with baking paper, extending 5 cm above the rim on the long sides to use as handles.
  2. Place the milk and margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. When the margarine has melted, pour the mixture into a heatproof bowl. Stir in the sugar or sweetener and fig, mixing until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the egg, then add the flour and ground spices, stirring until just combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top, then bake for 45–50 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and allow to cool completely. Slice and serve.

TIP: Try this with other dried fruits, such as dates or sultanas.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 14 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 0
Bread & Cereals1
Vegetables0
Fruit0.3
Dairy0
Healthy Fats & Oils0.5
Indulgences0
Calories100
Protein2.4 g
Total fat2.2 g
- Saturated fat0.6 g
Total carbohydrates17.3 g
- Total sugars8.1 g
Fibre1.4 g
Sodium114 mg

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