This is the freshest time of year! Not a kitchen I know of is not in the middle of something delicious and seasonal. One of my favorite summer time activities is jam making. I can never have enough, it is great to have on hand for eating and enjoying, as well as a gift to say "thank you" to a friend that offered a helping hand.
This easy loaf is tasty, as well as a great way to use up last years jam. You can also drop the mixture into muffin cups for a handy personal size treat to eat out of hand.
I chose a jar of fig and orange jam, I added cinnamon to the flour mixture, and stirred in 1/2 c walnuts at the end.
Sweet Jam loaf
adapted from: Seasonal Ontario Food
350 degree oven
1 c jam
1/3 c oil
2 1/2 c whole wheat flour - I prefer spelt flour
3 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
3/4 c milk
optional ingredients: chopped nuts, diced dried fruit, chopped apples, cinnamon, the only limits would be your own preferences.
Stir together until mixed well jam, oil and eggs. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt, whisk to combine. Add the jam mixture and 1/2 of the milk, mix well to combine. Add remaining milk, mixing until combined and no streaks of any one ingredient remains. Stir in an optional ingredient if desired.
Bake 40 - 50 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes then turn loaf out to cool completely.
Makes 1 loaf, 12 - 15 slices.
Remember quick breads once cool and sliced, toast up just like yeast bread.
If you happen to have some left over you can make melba toast, which is delicious, here is the link for homemade Melba Toast Crackers, also made from this tasty loaf.
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