Plum and almond loaf

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Plum and almond loaf
Perfect for an afternoon treat alongside a cup of tea.

225g butter, softened

225g golden caster sugar

4 medium eggs

225g self-raising flour, sifted

100g ground almonds

1 tsp almond extract

300g plums, de-stoned, half chopped, half sliced

2 tbsp flaked almonds

Preheat the oven to 160°C / 325°F / Gas mark 3.

Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully combined.

Fold through the flour and ground almonds, add the almond extract and chopped plums.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and top with sliced plums and flaked almonds.

Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Serve in slices once cooled.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
90 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts

Recipe Type
Bread, Dessert

Level of Difficulty

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