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shredded wheat simnel loaf

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Shredded Wheat Simnel Loaf

Fancy a twist on a hot cross bun and banana bread this Easter? Try this Shredded wheat Simnel loaf. Yum!

Preparation Time
10 min
Cooking Time
50 min
Cooling Time
45 min
Skill Level
Medium
Serving Size
10

Ingredients

4Shredded Wheat Big Biscuit
200 mlskimmed milk
2Overripe banana, mashed
200 gself-raising flour
1 teaspoonbaking powder
1 teaspooncinnamon
1 teaspoonmixed spice
2 tablespoonshoney
2eggs, beaten
80 gsultanas
30 gmixed peel
75 gwhite chocolate to decorate
1 x 80gpacket of Smarties Mini Eggs, optional
1lb/450g lloaf tin, lined with baking paper

Instructions

Method

Preheat your oven to 200°C, (180°C for fan ovens), gas mark 6.

Crumble the Shredded Wheat into a large bowl and pour over the milk. Leave this to soak for a few minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients for the loaf to the bowl and stir together until combined.

Pour the mixture into the tin and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes. Check it’s ready by inserting a knife and seeing if it comes out clean.

Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out to cool on a wire rack to cool completely.

Put the white chocolate into a glass bowl and melt it over a pan of boiling water. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave the white chocolate to cool and slightly thicken for five minutes. Using a spoon, drizzle the white chocolate over the loaf. Decorate the top with Smarties Mini Eggs.

When the chocolate has set, you can slice and serve.

 

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