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Chocolate Health Loaf

Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 min
Serves
10

Ingredients

250 ml
pitted prunes
1 bag(s)
green tea
125 ml
sugar
1 stick(s)
cinnamon
1
long strip orange peel
60 ml
dried apricots
375 ml
flour
60 ml
cocoa powder
15 ml
baking powder
Pinch
salt
50 g
dark chocolate
2
egg(s)
175 ml
milk
75 ml
margarine
5 ml
vanilla

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Step 2
Bring 125 mL (1/2 cup) water to a boil in a saucepan. Add half of prunes and stir well. Reduce heat to medium and cook prunes, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until a smooth purée is obtained. Pour into a bowl and reserve.
Step 3
In the same casserole, cleaned, bring 250 mL (1 cup) water to a boil. Add teabag, 15 mL (1 tbsp.) sugar, cinnamon stick and orange peel. Infuse for 2 minutes. Remove teabag, cinnamon stick and orange peel. Add remaining prunes and apricots. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes, or the syrup has plumped the fruit. Remove from heat; cover and reserve.
Step 4
In a bowl, stir together flour, remaining sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and chopped chocolate. Reserve.
Step 5
In a separate bowl, mix eggs, prune purée, milk, margarine and vanilla.
Step 6
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth and blended. Pour into a greased loaf pan measuring 22 cm x 11.5 cm x 6.5 cm (8½ in. x 4½ in. x 2½ in.). Bake in the oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Step 7
Serve one slice of chocolate loaf per person, along with poached fruit.