Tutti Fruti Bread

You might remember the sweet soft bread available along with the regular white bread(wibs brand) which sometimes came along home. The bread was slightly sweet so was never used for sandwiches yet not sweet enough to have on its own. 
All the people I knew back then used to dip it in their morning cup of tea and savor it. Recently husband mentioned about it and said to me as a young kid he loved to pick the tutti frutis out of the bread and give the remaining bread piece to his dad who happily dunked it in his tea. Isn't it something we all did at some point in time.
I had to give that experience to my son. I searched for the recipe but was lost between tutti fruti cake recipes. Even the bread recipes used baking flour.
A friend of mine passed on this recipe she has tried a couple of times. She did not mention the exact quantities but just gave me the key ingredients

2 1/2 cups Cake flour / APF + 1 tspn baking powder
1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp warm milk
2 tspn active dry yeast
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup melted butter or Oil
1/2 cup tutti fruti(candied fruit)
1)Prepare the yeast as per the instructions on your pack
2) Mix the flour, yeast together and set aside
3) Warm the milk. Add the sugar and oil to it and beat well until it is mixed.
4) Make a well in the flour and start adding the milk mixture little at a time.
5)Start kneading the dough until it has absorbed all the milk and oil and becomes sticky batter.
6)Keep kneading for 5-10 min.
7)Set it aside for 20-30 min to double up in size(will depend on your yeast)
8)Grease the bread tin with butter.
9)Place the dough in it and cover it for 10-20 min till it has doubled to desired height.
10) The quantity is less for 500 gm loaf tin, but the bread needs to be smaller than regular white flour bread size.
11) Bake it for 20-22 min at 180c or until the bread sounds hollow.
12) Just before the last 5 min, brush thye top with more milk.
13) Serve hot with jams, butter, maple syrup or like I had served a full platter for myself.

And one for my chota bheem

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Jayanthi said…
I love this bread any time of the day. I used to get cravings in the night when I was preggo with my son. Your bread looks so so soft, I love the color of the crust...bookmarking it.
Kalyani said…
picking out that tutti fruti is such a familiar act, really :) didnt know yeast was used for this bread ! nice crust and colour :)

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Chef Mireille said…
my posting for today is a very similar recipe...looks like we are on the same wavelength :)
Vardhini said…
Tutti fruti adds a nice speck of color. Looks good.

Spicy-Aroma said…
bread looks lovely..so soft and yummy!!
Priya dharshini said…
Delicious and soft bread
preeti garg said…
love this fruit flavor bread

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yummy bread..love the look of tutti fruity..and the bread looks really soft and spongy.
Priya Suresh said…
Yummy bread, looks super spongy and catchy with all those fruity bites..
Champa said…
I have memories of eating this as a yeast bread. Nice one.
Srivalli said…
Looks awesome Pradnya..love your choota bheem share too..
Harini R said…
Good one. Fruit bread as we call it was/is one of my fav ones. Good one. Shall have to get my hands on good quality tutti frutti.
Super delicious bread,one of my fav.looks so tempting and soft...
Plateful said…
This bread brings back some beautiful memories. You have done it to perfection!
Plateful said…
This bread brings back some beautiful memories. You have done it to perfection!
Pavani said…
Yummy looking tutti fruity bread.
R said…
looks so delicious, the tutti frutti brings back nostalgic memories of my childhood in india :)
myFudo said…
Looks really moist and soft, almost cake-like. I love this recipe!
Degchi said…
Bread is perfectly baked...so white..moist mmmmmm yummy.
Gayathri Kumar said…
I remember eating this as a child. Looks so colourful and inviting...
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Lovely bread. Looks soft and tempting!
Love that chota bheem cup!!!!my chota bheem too loves this bread!!!!
rajani said…
I too used to pick out all the tutti fruttis out of the bread :))

Lovely bread. Looks nice and soft.
veena said…
I remember picking out the tutti frutti :-)....love this bread
Padmajha said…
Looks perfect Pradnya.
Suma Gandlur said…
I love it even now and buy sometimes from store. Seems like it's time to bake one now. :)
Archana said…
Thanks for reviving old memories.

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