Maple Syrup and Pecan Loaf
Just delicious, moist, sugar free, keeps well - how great is that? Although it is a little pricey to make, but well worth it. This was given to me by a friend and loved it the minute I bit into it. Very easy too.
You will need a large loaf tin, lined with parchment, hanging over the sides to help you lift it out.
Pre heat your fan oven to 160C
11 oz SR flour
3 oz softened butter
9 fl oz maple syrup
1 large egg
6 fl oz evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract or bean paste
about 3 oz chopped pecans
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the butter until really soft then whisk in the maple syrup then add the vanilla, milk and egg. Mix well then add the flour and lastly the pecans and combine well.
Pour into your prepared tin and bake for about 50 mins. Allow to cool in the tin for a short while. In the meantime:
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 oz pecans, roughly chopped
Warm the syrup in a small saucepan and stir in the nuts. Pour over the cooling cake.