500 grams cottage cheese
500 grams plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
150 grams castor sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
1 tablespoon raisins
2 tablespoons chopped mixed candied fruit
2 tablespoons chopped mixed peel


15 grams butter melted
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar


-Grease a baking tray with butter or margarine and sprinkle with flour.
-Preheat oven to moderately hot (190*C).
-Press the cottage cheese through a sieve or liquidize.
-Sift the flour with the baking powder on to a pastry board and form a well in the centre.
-Add the cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, lemon rind, nuts, fruit and peel.
-Mix to a firm dough, knead lightly and form into a loaf.
-Place on a baking tray and bake for 50-60 minutes.
-Transfer the loaf to a wire cooling rack and brush with melted butter while still hot.
-Mix the icing sugar and vanilla sugar and sift generously over the loaf.


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