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In Australia, we happen to have sultanas AND raisins. And they are DIFFERENT.
Jan, your so right, this hast to be the quickest loaf that I have ever made. I used Splenda for the sugar, a scant 1/2 cup of a non-hydrogenated margarine and went with just the apricots and currents to trim back on the sugars the sultanas would have added. It was still fruity and delicious. What a treat to go with afternoon coffee! It could also be used as a very quick guest pleaser over the holidays.
So quick and easy to put together. I used currants and pre diced apricots and it was in the pan in no time at all, I also used Hermesetas in place of the sugar and Logical margarine for the butter. The DM just loves this sweet treat which I also had a taste of and found it to be beautifully moist though a little sweet for my taste but as said it was made for the DM, thanks Jan for a great little recipes.
Good loaf with nice mix of fruit. I sprinkled the top with cinnamon sugar and we ate it in big slices with butter. It makes a generous size which is always a good thing and could not be easier to whip up.
Quick, easy and delicious making fantastic use of dried fruit. As JanS says, sultanas and raisins are two different fruits in Oz and we wouldn't want to cook without either. Great for snacking as well ! As for the review concerning metric measurements, most of the world manages with metric and a number of countries including Oz have coped with both systems. Zaar lets us convert to either !
Would be more useful if U.S. measurements were used instead of some metric -- it is annoying to have to stop and convert 250 ml or l25g. Recipe is very good, (sultanas are raisins by the way) - it is very close to one I use every year instead of fruitcake which nobody in the family likes.