Christmas Tree Loaf

Base:
  • 6 oz self raising flour
  • 2 oz dairy free margarine
  • 1 oz sugar
  • 2.5 fluid oz soy milk
Filling:
  • half apple, grated
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 oz mixed dried fruit (as used in fruit cakes)
  • 1 tablespoon dried mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For base, rub margarine into flour, add sugar and then mix in soy milk. Knead very lightly, divide mixture in two. Roll each half into a triangle approx 9" sides.Trim small amount of dough to form trunk of tree

For filling combine apple and water in a small saucepan. Cook until tender. Remove from heat, add fruit, spice and lemon juice. Allow to cool.

Place one triangle on a lightly oiled and floured baking tray, place filling on this triangle leaving (1/4") clear around all edges. Place trunk at base and moisten edges. Fit second triangle on top, sealing edges. Cut three slits (on an outward,downward angle) on the two sides. Turn the points up slightly to form christmas tree branches. Brush lightly all over with a little soy milk. Bake at 350-400F for 10-15 min until golden brown. When cool ice with 2 oz icing sugar and water (as snow). Decorate with glace cherries or colored candy balls,walnuts etc.

  • Yields: 1 loaf
  • Preparation Time: no more than 1 hour

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