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Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

By Tejal Hewitt @Tejal_x

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

The hubster does like a good fruit loaf, but when his favourite combo is involved like cherries and dark chocolate, if doesn't last long before he has gobbled it all up! A slice for mid morning snack with some butter, then maybe a quick slice or 2 after lunch, another mid afternoon snack.....get the idea?! I usually hope it will last a week, but with the hubster around lucky if a lasts till Thursday!

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

When thinking about adding the crumble top, I wasn't sure if it would take away from the loaf or make it better. I think it's a great addition as it adds that little extra soft crunch to the loaf.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

The loaf isn't too sweet, actually some would say not sweet enough as comparing to a cake, but a lightly sweet loaf is just the right amount of sweetness. It's pretty good with a little butter or margarine, makes the loaf just melt in the mouth.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Morello cherries are a type of dark sour cherries, mainly grown in Europe and southwest Asia places like Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Iran. Where as sweet cherries are are mainly grown in Turkey & United States, as they come from the cherry blossom tree.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Did you know that consuming sour cherries may help with sleeping problems due to the high melatonin levels, which critical in regulating the sleep-wake cycle. Cherries specially sour cherries can also help with anti-inflammation,

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Ingredients:
150g Margarine
150g Light Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp Vanilla
200g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
125g Morello Cherries
50g Dark Chocolate Chips
50g Crumble Mixture

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and creamy, then add eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Mix on medium speed just until the flour is combined.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Add whole and half cherries and dark chocolate chips.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

With a spatula fold the cherries and chocolate chips until the batter.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Pour the batter into a greased or lined loaf tin and sprinkle on the crumble mixture

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Bake in the oven at 160c for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until fully baked.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Allow to cool, then slice and enjoy.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

Crumble Top Cherry Dark Chocolate Loaf

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

A cherry dark chocolate lightly sweet loaf with a crumble top.

Crumble Top Cherry & Chocolate Loaf

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