Monday, 3 December 2012

Warburtons Winter Fruit Loaf Review

Especially for the festive season, Warburtons have produced the loveliest fruit loaf that is "Warburtons Winter Loaf".  It is delicately spiced and smells fantastic!  Traditional seasonal spicy nutmeg combined with cinnamon and a burst of rich fruit pieces is sure to bring some seasonal cheer to your bread bin! 

This delicious loaf is a tasty addition to the family baker's existing Fruit Loaf range, which includes Warburtons Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon and Warburtons Fruit Loaf with Orange. 

This loaf is definitely a festive family favourite in our house - a little bit of everything Christmassy to get you in the mood!

Although it was lovely just simply toasted with a lovely cup of tea, we also used it in an adaptation of a summer pudding recipe.  The recipe is really simple to make- mine didn't quite look like the photograph in the recipe but tasted good enough to pass the taste-test in our house!

Warburtons Chilled Winter Fruit Loaf Pudding with Cranberries
Serves 4, 200 kcal and 1g fat per person.

2 slices of Warburtons Winter Fruit Loaf
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 cup of fresh cranberry juice
Brandy (optional)
  1. Sprinkle the cranberries in the base of a ramekin dish.
  2. Roughly tear the slices of bread and place over the cranberries.
  3. Mix a little brandy with some cranberry juice and pour over the bread, ensure the bread is fully soaked but not soggy (for a deeper coloured pudding, mix the cranberry juice with a little blackcurrant juice).
  4. Press the bread firmly down into the ramekin.
  5. Chill for 1-2 hours in the fridge before turning the pudding out onto a serving plate.
  6. For that extra Christmas touch, flambe with brandy and serve with brandy butter.
I made the puddings without brandy so that the children could enjoy them too... I also didn't add any blackcurrant juice, although next time I make these I think that I will to enhance the colour a bit better - they were a bit pale without the blackcurrant juice, but still tasted scrumptious!

Hubby's next request is bread and butter pudding made with Warburtons Winter Fruit Loaf (instead of boring bread, he added!).  So watch this space for the next recipe using this lovely Winter Loaf!

For more information on Warburtons products, click here.  Warburtons Winter Fruit Loaf is a limited edition loaf and is available in all major supermarkets for the 2012 winter period.