Simon and Dave served up a delicious Melandra loaf with pineapple, cherries, currants and dates for a picnic on The Hairy Bikers Go North.
The ingredients are: flavourless oil, for the tin, 600g plain flour, plus extra for dusting, 10g fast-action dried yeast, 10g salt, 50g soft light brown sugar, 50g currants, 100g dried pineapple, finely diced, 100g glacé cherries, roughly chopped, 100g dates, finely chopped, 1 orange, grated zest only, 350ml whole milk and 50g lard, diced.
To decorate: 2 tbsp apricot jam or marmalade, warmed through and flaked almonds (optional).
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