Easter Bread Recipe

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 Updated 07/01/2016

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A non-yeast variation on traditional Easter bread.


  • 8oz plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 level teaspoon mixed spice
  • half level teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3oz butter
  • 3oz sugar
  • 2oz chopped dates
  • 2oz sultanas
  • 1 egg
  • 6 teaspoons milk
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  1. Sieve the flour and baking powder together.
  2. Add the mixed spice and the cinnamon.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour mix until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the sugar, dates and sultanas.
  5. Add the egg and the milk until you have a dropping consistency.
  6. Turn into a well greased 2lb loaf tin.
  7. Cook for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf


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