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Fruit Bun - Orgran

  • Prep Time: 25m
  • Cook Time: 35m



Fruit Bun Ingredients:

  • 1 package ORGRAN Premium Bread Mix
  • 1/4 cup mixed peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • a couple of drops of almond essence
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1/2 cup water
  • soft butter or monounsaturated margarine

Lemon Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter or monounsaturated margarine
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • couple of drops of lemon essence
  • 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted


Fruit Bun Method:

  • 1. Preheat oven to 170°C (350°F).
  • 2. Prepare a large flat oven tray by spraying with cooking spray. Line base of tray with baking paper.
  • 3. Place a little of the bread mix into the bowl of an electric food blender or food processor. Add peel. Process until peel is very fine.
  • 4. Put the blended peel and bread mix into the large bowl of an electric food mixer. Add remaining bread mix. Add nutmeg and icing sugar and mix to combine ingredients.
  • 5. Add almond meal, almond slivers, raisins, currants and lemon rind to bread mix. Mix well to combine ingredients.
  • 6. Break eggs into a small bowl. Add vanilla, almond essence, rum and water. Whisk well.
  • 7. Pour liquid into dry ingredients.
  • 8. Add butter. Mix well to combine ingredients.
  • 9. Spread dough onto prepared tray. Lightly dust hands with gluten free flour and shape dough to a long flat bun.
  • 10. Allow to rise until soft and spongy. Do not prove for too long or cooked loaf will be too open in texture.
  • 11. Place into a moderately-hot oven and cook for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 160°C (325°F) and cook for a further 20 minutes or until cooked in the centre when tested.
  • 12. When cooked, leave on tray for 10 minutes before placing onto a fine wire rack to cool.
  • 13. When cool, ice with lemon icing.

Lemon Icing Method:

  • 1. Place butter into a small saucepan. Melt over a gentle heat. Stir in boiling water, lemon juice and lemon essence.
  • OR
  • 2. Place butter into a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir in boiling water, lemon juice and lemon essence.
  • 3. Stir in icing sugar and mix to a smooth paste.
  • 4. Spread icing over bun.
  • 5. Decorate with a little dried fruit.