Candied fruit quick bread is light and fruity, with mixed flavors in each bite, delicious!
Lately, I have been visiting a Russian fair with my girlfriend Monica, and among the exhibits there was this stand offering so many beautiful and meaty candied fruits of the best quality. I had to buy some, but what to do with it…
Then, I remembered fond memories of my grandma’s rich mincemeat bread, or English cake as we used to call it. Grandma would always serve mincemeat bread with a good cup of tea whenever we visited.
So today, I made this “English cake” with candied chunks of papaya, pear, strawberries, cranberries, raisins and candied cherries. It is a boozy kind of cake with the addition of Rum, so good!
It is not always easy to find a large selection of candied fruit, make this cake with the fruits you can easily find, play with the ingredient quantities and add more raisins, you can also add almonds or nuts.
Please try it and let me know what you think.