Hazelnut loaf recipe

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serves:

6 - 8

Skill:

medium

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

20 min

Cooking:

50 min

This nutty loaf is the perfect afternoon tea fix; it’s great eaten on it’s on, toasted with melting butter or even topped with banana and melted chocolate for a real sweet treat. The smell of bread baking in the oven is always a welcoming scent to the kitchen so try adding a mixture of whatever nuts you have in the cupboard, or even try adding dried fruits too.

Ingredients

  • 120g salted butter
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100g hazelnuts chopped
  • 220g strong white flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Method

  • Grease a 22cm x 12 x 7cm tin with butter and line the base with greaseproof paper. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5.

  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy and pale. Add the eggs. Add the hazelnuts to the mixture.

  • Sift the flour and baking powder and salt in to the mixture. Gently fold everything together.

  • Tip the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 45-50mins. Allow to cool before turning out onto a wire rack and slicing before serving.

Top tip for making Hazelnut loaf

Make sure the butter in this recipe is salted and at room temperature before baking.

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