Hello my foodies friends!

Saturday! Yeah!

Today i’ll share a simple recipe of the perfect tea time fruit loaf. I used apples and blueberries as in the original recipe but you could use every seasonal fruit.

fruit loaf

Do you know this book? I brought it from London a few years ago and it became one of my favorite bakery book.

The primrose bakery book

So no french specialities today! Let’s have a nice cup of tea with this delicious fruit loaf. I didn’t change a lot from the original recipe. I just put 150g of sugar instead of 175g. And i added a few drops of vanilla (The best vanilla ever, brought by my mother from Tahiti! This vanilla extract is bakers heaven, and i’m the lucky baker daughter of a biologist mother who is working on… wait for it… vanilla!!! Isn’t that great? )


Fruit Loaf
Recipe type: cake
Cuisine: british
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  • 125g butter in dices
  • 225g flour
  • 1ts baking soda
  • ½ ts baking powder
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 apples
  • some blueberries
  1. MIx butter and flour (+powder and soda) in the food processor to get some "sand". We say in french "sand the paste" = sabler la pâte
  2. Add suger and eggs
  3. In a loaf tin, spoon half of the paste.
  4. Add half of the fruits.
  5. Cover with the rest of the paste and decorate with the fruits.
  6. Bake for 1hour at 170°C.


If there is anyone like a food photographer stopping by, could you please tell me what is wrong with those photos? It’s so blurry where it’s not supposed to be… Arrggghhh food photography! So difficult!

loaf3loafEnjoy your sunday teatime!


  • Kate this fruit loaf looks amazing and I love your simple no fuss instructions to make it.
    How lucky are you having a Mum that’s working on Vanilla! Yum! I’d love to taste some of your Tahitian Vanilla as well as this fruit loaf, sounds absolutely divine.
    Now as for those 2 photo’s you asked about. Here’s my beginner thoughts….The first photo I think looks great as it is the second one I would be inclined to set your lens focus onto manual mode (there should be a little switch on your lens). Then view your object and see if you can get the bit you want in focus by adjusting focus manually, try playing around with your distance from object too.
    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party next week. x

    • Hi Dannielle, thanks for your comment. I tried on manual focus. It seems that the problem could be from the aperture (1.8) that I used. This lens doesn’t support to go so far in low light. That’s what i’ve been told. I have to try again with another apreture and another cake this time! Oh too bad… like i needed an excuse to make another cake! haha. I’m enjoying FFF very much! xx cathy

  • This looks so delicious – apples and blueberries go so great together! I wish I could help you with the food photography but the only thing I know about my camera is how to turn it on!

    • But Sam you take so nice and clean pictures of your food! How is it possible? Really they look very good…Have you ever tried pear and rasberry? yummmm

  • This looks gorgeous – I love the apple slices on top! I’ve been cutting down the sugar in my baking too – now I can cut it down to a third and don’t notice it at all. Can’t help with photos sorry I use Auto!!! I have an iPhone 5S and that takes great food photos too.

    • peregrination gourmande

      Really? I mean your picures always look great. That iphone thing… I want a new toy! Yes all my pastries are a lot less sweet than from recipes or from bakeries. And pepole seem to like that. Do you know rapanura sugar? xx