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Tahitian Sweet Bread Recipe  Veg  CD  CBF  Tahitian  75mins


Makes 1 loaf   Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit  Baked Fayre Tahiti  French Polynesia  Oceania


175g/6oz Plain Flour
100g/4oz whole wheat flour
175g/6oz Sugar
1 teasp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 teasp Baking Powder
1/2 teasp Salt
240ml/8fl.oz. Plain Yogurt
2 large Egg Whites
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 teasp Vanilla Extract

1/2 teasp crystallized Ginger

The juice and Zest of 2 Oranges
100g/4oz dried Mango
100g/4oz dried Pineapple



1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a  23x13cm 9x5-inch  loaf tin. 

2. In a large bowl, mix together the  flours, sugar, soda, baking powder and salt. 


3. In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, egg whites, oil, orange juices, vanilla and ginger. 


4. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over-mix or beat batter until smooth.

5. Stir in zest, mango and pineapple until just blended then pour into the prepared tin and level the surface. 


6. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.



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