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Five-spice malt loaf with sweet mascarpone

SERVES 6-8

Ingredients

30g sultanas
70g mixed peel
1 tbsp. malt extract
75g butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
120g self-raising flour
30g soft brown sugar
1 tsp Chinese five-spice (homemade or store-bought)
1 tbsp. runny honey
75g glace cherries, quartered
80g mascarpone
2 tbsp. icing sugar
2 tsp orange zest

Method

Put the sultanas, mixed peel and malt extract in a heatproof bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover, stir and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Drain, discarding the liquid. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Grease a 450g loaf tin and line with baking paper. In a large bowl beat together the butter, eggs, flour, brown sugar, five-spice, honey and a small pinch of salt until smooth. Fold in the soaked fruit and glace cherries and pour into the prepared tin. Transfer to the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Meanwhile put the mascarpone, icing sugar and half the orange zest in a bowl and beat together until smooth. Dust with extra orange zest and serve with the five-spice loaf.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROP STYLING: SUKAINA RAJABALI
WORDS, RECIPES AND FOOD STYLING: SARAH PRICE

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