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Cuisine: Indian | Course: Bread

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour
Cook time : 21-25 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for German Loaf Recipe

Refined flour (maida) 3½ cups + for dusting
Whole wheat flour (atta) ½ cup
Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon
Castor sugar (caster sugar) 85 grams + a pinch
Salt 1 teaspoon
Lemon zest 1 teaspoon
Oil 2 tablespoons
Butter for greasing + brushing
Almonds blanched and chopped 110 grams
Dried figs chopped 3 tablespoons
Cranberries chopped ¼ cup
Prunes chopped 60 grams


Step 1
Take yeast in a bowl. Add a pinch of castor sugar and 2 tablespoons warm water and mix well. Set aside to activate.

Step 2
Put refined flour, wheat flour, 85 grams castor sugar and salt in an electric blender and blend. Add activated yeast and blend again.

Step 3
Add lemon zest and blend. Add 225ml water gradually and blend to make a dough. Add oil and blend to make a soft dough.

Step 4
Dust a bowl with some refined flour and transfer the dough into it. Cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 20-25 minutes.

Step 5
Grease a loaf tin with some butter and dust with some flour.

Step 6
Dust the worktop with some flour, transfer the dough and knock back to release excess air.

Step 7
Add almonds, figs, cranberries and prunes and knead well.

Step 8
Transfer the prepared dough into the greased loaf tin, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 15-20 minutes.

Step 9
Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 10
Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, brushing with some butter. Remove from oven and cool.

Step 11
Demould, slice and serve.