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Market Marvels - Country inspired recipes

Market Marvels - Country inspired recipes

Issue 68 May 2010

Fresh and wholesome produce is the essence of country living. Fatema Zehra showcases dishes made with organic, locally sourced ingredients from London’s finest, Borough Market.


Apple, Plum and Oatmeal Loaf

2tbsp dry yeast
118ml warm water
470ml warm milk
2tbsp vegetable oil
114g brown sugar
2tsp salt
460g rolled oats
1tsp ground cinnamon
1.15kg flour
230g apples, coarsely chopped
230g plums, deseeded and halved
230g walnuts,coarsely chopped

1 large egg beaten
1 tbsp cold water

In a large bowl, stir the yeast into the lukewarm water to soften. Add the milk, oil, brown sugar, salt, oats, cinnamon, 460g of flour, apples, plums and walnuts.
Beat vigorously for two minutes.
Gradually add remaining flour, a little at a time, until you have a dough stiff enough to knead.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
Knead, adding flour as necessary, until you have a smooth, elastic dough.
Put the dough into an oiled bowl, turning once to coat the entire ball of dough with oil, and cover with a towel.
Prove for approximately one hour in a warm place until doubled in size.
Grease two 9 x 5-inch or 10 x 5-inch loaf pans, and sprinkle with rolled oats.
Turn dough out onto a lightly oiled work surface  and divide in half.
Shape dough into loaves and place in prepared pans.
Cover with a towel and prove for approximately 45 minutes.
Just before baking, brush tops of loaves with egg/water mixture. Sprinkle with additional rolled oats.
Bake in a preheated 190°c/gas mark 5 oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove bread from pans immediately and cool.

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