Christmas bread

6 servings
5 min
45 min
Very Easy
Easy to make and a versatile delight - Accompanies any meal or brilliant as a pudding for afters.


Number of serving: 6
2 Cups Flour

1/2 cup Sugar

1 1/2 t Baking powder

1/2 t Baking soda

1 cup Buttermilk can substitute it with milk ,add a few drops of lemon juice and let it strand for 5 minutes.

1 Egg

1/4 cup Butter,melted and cooled.

1/2 Cup Candied orange peel

1/2 Cup Raisins and Black Currants

1 1/2 t Mix Spice

1/2 t Orange Zest


  • Heat the oven to 180C. Grease a standard 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk butter with the buttermilk and the egg.
    Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients.
  • Add raisins,currants,orange peel and mix spice.
  • Gently stir and fold the ingredients until all the flour has been incorporated and a wet batter is formed. Be careful not to over-mix.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and pat it into the corners. Bake for 40-45 minutes. When finished, the loaf should be domed and golden, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing and slicing.
  • PS: Any combination of fruits and peel can be used.


sherry brisket, 14/12/2018

What is mix spice? does your recipe call for tablespoons or teaspoon size amounts? It says t. and that tells me nothing. Damn yankees….

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Does not give amount of flour in recipe.

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