This is going to be my new Christmas Bread. It's light and crunchy and tart. The Jamaica of this bread is from the Roselle Fruit that I used instead of Cranberries. The flavor is remarkably similar.
If you are a southern gardener don't miss out on growing this very rewarding fruit. It will supply you with a bountiful harvest with endless uses like Tea, jam, relish, salad's, sauces and baked goods.
Makes 1 loaf
1/4 cup organic sunflower oil
1 cup sugar or substitute with Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
1 cup whole milk greek yogurt
2 tsp grated orange rind
3 cups organic unbleached all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh grated cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped organic apples
1 1/2 cups fresh chopped roselle or organic fresh cranberries
1/2 cup plump golden raisins (optional)
1/2 cup crushed walnuts, pecans or sunflower seeds (optional)
Cream oil and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, yogurt and orange peel. Whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix. Fold in fruit and nuts. Grease a loaf pan very well for baking. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Test by inserting a toothpick. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then turn onto a wire rack.