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To make this Threads of Passion fruit loaf recipe you will need:
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The required WET ingredients for this Threads of Passion fruit loaf recipe are:
The required DRY ingredients for this Threads of Passion fruit loaf recipe are:
Method - Step I (Chocolate is not used in this step):
Method - Step II (Chocolate is not used in this step):
Method - Step III (Chocolate is not used in this step):
Method - Step III (Use chocolate in this step):
This recipe makes a bit too much batter for 4 mini-loaves. Use the excess/leftover batter to make a couple of Passion's Roses. If your passion demands it, you can try laying down a third strand of chocolate!
Tips & Tricks:
This recipe may be split with the Passion's Rose recipe. Fill the desired number of loaf pans first, then fill muffin cups with no chocolate for a portion of Passion's Rose (Remember, muffins cook faster than loaves).
About "toothpick" testing for doneness: Insert the toothpick into the center of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out wet return these quick breads to the oven for 2 to 4 minutes. You may see some grains sticking to the toothpick. If they are dry your loaves are done - some sticking, of cooked dough, to the toothpick is normal. If (batter-like) wet bits stick to the toothpick continue baking your loaves.
The Background Story
Threads of Passion - A Raspberry-Peach Fruit Loaf
Threads of Passion is a mini-loaf so named because as we were creating this all we could think was of our significant others and the passions they aroused within us. It is, in fact, basically a fruit loaf with peaches and raspberries ... a delightful combination!
This fruit loaf uses purees of fruit as well as chunks. Some would advocate removing the rasberry seeds but, to us, all the elements within this marvelous dessert loaf are representative. Love is sweet and sometimes tart. Sometimes it's a little seedy but always - it's a little nutty ... and, invariable, there are some surprises within it. In this case the surprise would be threads of chocolate running the length of the loaf.
The Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission, in studies on nutraceutical properties of caneberry seed oils (oils from the seeds of fruits, such as raspberries and blackberries, which grow on canes) concluded that the oils of these berry seeds contain the much vaunted omega-3 fatty oils in addition to other healthy elements we seek in our contemporary diets. It has even been suggested that these caneberry oils may, some day, make it to market as high quality cooking oils. There are, in other words, more reasons to keep the seeds in than to expel them as some may choose.
Since much of the vitamins in the peach reside, actually, in the skin, there is good reason to use this as well. We use, in this recipe, the entire fruit (less the peach pits, of course).
This loaf was created during peach season - peaches, coming directly after raspberries in our neighbourhood. This left an abundance of raspberries, saved in our freezer, to complete this recipe.
Unlike most of our recipes this recipe is significantly advantaged by having a food processor or hand blender. This recipe may take a bit more attention and care in preparation than most of our recipes but it is both decadent and fresh and well worth the additional effort it will take!