September is here, school starts in a while and I still get good vibes and the good feelings of a new beginning even though I’ve said good bye to school years ago. One of the things I loved about school were the homemade goodies my mom made to enjoy at school. This fruit cake is a perfect snack to give your children to school. It is full of fruits, has an amazing smell and tastes light and fresh.
I’ve got this recipe from a friend which used to cook it very often back on her student days. The original recipe uses all-purpose flour and butter, while I used partly whole wheat flour and tahini. It requires 1 kg of fruits of your choice, like apples, banana, pears, peaches, plums etc. It almost looks like a fruit salad rather than a cake.
- 1 kg fruits of choice (I used pears, apples, peaches)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 50 g butter at room temperature
- 3 tbs tahini
- Zest of a medium lemon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Start pealing the fruits and cut them into small cubes.
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a square tin (26 cm) with baking paper.
- Cream together tahini, butter (should be room temperature) and sugar.
- Add the eggs and continue beating.
- Add the milk and vanilla and beat again.
- In another bowl mix the flours, salt, lemon zest and baking powder.
- Mix the wet ingredient with the dry ingredients.
- Add the fruits and mix again.
- Bake in a square tin (26 cm) in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 50-60 min.
- Let it cool and enjoy.
You may keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.