Hazelnut loaf recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 50 min
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  • 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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