Introduction: Sourdough Fruit Loaf (similar to Russian Easter Bread)
Russian Easter Bread is a traditional bread made and enjoyed at Easter.
We've made this bread using a healthy sourdough base and filled with fruit and spices. Finally, a soft lemon icing is poured over.
Let's get started.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
- 250 grams (8.82 oz) of flour
- 45 grams (1.59 oz) of sugar
- 25 grams (0.88 oz) of almonds
- 20 grams of crystallized ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 100 mls of Sourdough Starter
- 60 grams (2.12 oz) of butter
- 30 grams (1.06 oz) of raisins
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons of wine (we used Apple Core Wine)
- 2 eggs
Step 2: The First Ingredients
Put the flour, sugar, almonds, chopped crystallized ginger, turmeric and salt into a mixer bowl. Use a hand whisk to quickly whisk the dry ingredients together.
Step 3: Sourdough Starter
Add the sourdough starter into the bowl then prepare the raisin mix in the following step.
Step 4: Ginger and Raisins
Place the fresh ginger and raisins in a bowl and add apple core wine and mix.
Step 5: Mixing
Give the dough a mix with the dough hook attached to your mixer. Then pour the raisin and ginger mix into the bowl and add the lightly beaten eggs. Allow to mix through.
Step 6: Ferment the Bread
Move your dough into a new bowl and cover with a damp tea-towel. Leave this in a warm place for over night for the ferment to work through.
Step 7: Ready to Bake
Put the fermented dough into a tin and cook for 60 minutes or until lightly brown.
Step 8: Icing
Now for the exciting bit. Make up a quick icing by combining some icing sugar with water and lemon juice. Mix until you have the desired consistency.
With delicious ginger infused in this loaf you'll enjoy it with a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee.
I hope you enjoy.