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Mincemeat loaf

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This sweet, rich loaf is the perfect way to use up your leftover mincemeat from the festive period to avoid wastage and tastes delicious too!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Loaf:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 375g 13¼ oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
  • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
  • 65g 2⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) melted
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Milk (whole) warm
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Mincemeat
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined demerara sugar for sprinkling (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flour, yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, 50g of the melted butter and 150ml milk. Using a round-bladed knife, mix the ingredients to form a dough. If the dough feels dry and crumbly, add a further 1-2tbsp milk.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 375g 13¼ oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
    • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) melted
    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Milk (whole) warm
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.  If using a dough hook on an electric mixer knead for 5 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with clingfilm and leave to rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5). Grease a large baking sheet.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Roll out the dough to a 30 x 16cm rectangle. Spread the mincemeat over the dough leaving a 1 cm gap around the edge.   Roll the dough. Dampen the wider side of the dough with water, pressing it down gently on the other side, to secure. Transfer to the baking sheet. Cover with lightly greased clingfilm and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Mincemeat
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until risen and pale golden. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Transfer to a wire cooling rack. Delicious eaten warm.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 15g ½ oz Butter (unsalted) melted
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined demerara sugar for sprinkling (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar