fruited almond holiday loaf
(60% whole grain sourdough)
Have you ever eaten a hot cross bun at Easter time? Packed with fruits and toasted nuts, our fruited almond loaf is partially inspired by the rich hot cross buns my mom made when I was small. Our loaf, though, has neither eggs nor butter in it, making it a healthier choice—you can eat slices for breakfast, afternoon snacks or dessert and still feel virtuous!
The long action of the sourdough on the whole wheat flour gives the bread a flavor complexity and keeping quality that doesn’t require butter or eggs. And the bread is packed with dried fruit and scented with almond extract, further enhancing its moist and delicious flavor. We’ve included a combination of our favorite dried fruits: apricots, golden raisins, and dried cranberries. The colors are lovely, making it beautiful on a dessert plate as well as for your breakfast toast.
ingredients: organic whole wheat flour, organic unbleached bread flour, well water, dried apricots, golden raisins, dried sweetened cranberries, almonds, honey, olive oil, sea salt, vanilla, almond extract, wild yeast (sourdough)