- Base Batter
- 20g fresh yeast/10g fast action dried yeast
- 115ml water
- 4tsp sugar
- 140g strong flour
- 30g butter
- 1 beaten egg
- Fruit mixture
- 55g butter melted
- 55g caster sugar
- 1 x vanilla pod scraped
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 2tsp clear honey
- Pinch salt
- Zest of 1 orange
- 150g candied orange peel
- 200g dark chocolate chips
- 115g strong flour
Take all the ingredients for the base batter and place them in the mixer. Mix with an electric mixer or beat with a wooden spoon. It will make you a lovely thick batter. Set this to one side, covered with a tea towel and leave to rise for 45 minutes.
In the meantime you can mix up your fruit mixture.
Place all the fruit mix ingredients into a large bowl and mix it all together by hand – the smell will be delicious. Leave this to one side.
After the rising time is up on the batter, incorporate the fruit mixture using a wooden spoon. Keep going, this stage is a bit tough on the arm muscles.
Once thoroughly mixed, cover it with the tea towel again, and place somewhere draught free. Leave to rise, for another 45 minutes.
Grease and line your two moulds then fill 2/3 rds of the way with the mix. Once the moulds are filled, cover and leave to prove for another 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven 190c/170c Fan 375F/Gas Mark 5.
When they have risen and the tops are smooth they are ready for the oven.
Bake in the oven for 18-25 minutes until golden brown on top and when inserted a skewer comes out clean.