Baking with Fresh Fruit
Baking with fresh fruit is an artful balance of flavors and textures. The burst of sweetness from ripe fruits combined with the warm embrace of freshly baked dough creates a delightful symphony for your taste buds. In this delectable recipe, we explore the wonders of baking with nature’s candy – fresh fruits. Whether it’s the juiciness of ripe peaches, the tartness of berries, or the tropical essence of mangoes, this recipe celebrates the vibrant diversity of fruits available.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups fresh mixed fruits (such as berries, peaches, and mangoes)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and flour a baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Gently fold in the fresh fruits, being careful not to overmix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Dust the top with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy your delightful creation of baking with fresh fruit!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
A heavenly dessert that combines the goodness of fresh fruits with the indulgence of moist, buttery cake.
Nutritional Information: Calories: 280, Total Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 120mg, Total Carbohydrates: 39g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 18g, Protein: 4g
Baking with fresh fruit not only fills your kitchen with an irresistible aroma but also creates a dessert that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious. The colors of the fruits peeking through the golden crust are a testament to nature’s beauty. Serve this delightful creation at your next gathering and watch as it disappears, leaving smiles and satisfied palates in its wake. So, gather your favorite fresh fruits and let the baking adventure begin!