It has taken quite a few loaves to perfect this recipe. I use my breadmaker or the thermomix depending on what else I have cooking at the time, works well in both.
500 grams plain flour
15 grams brown sugar
20 grams honey
2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon dry yeast
30 grams melted butter
1 Tablespoon bread improver
300 ml lukewarm water
130 grams dried fruit (sultanas, currants, raisins, cherries, cranberries etc)
Using the breadmaker: put all ingredients in the bowl apart from the fruit in and set for basic, put fruit in after the first 10 minutes.
Thermomix: Put all ingredients in apart form the fruit mix 10 seconds/speed5 then knead 2 minutes. Add fruit and knead/2 minutes. Leave in a bowl covered somewhere warm to double in size. Knock back the dough and put in a greased loaf tin or shape into a loaf or fruit buns, onto and tray and leave to rise in a warm spot to double in size, then bake in a 200C oven for about 25 minutes or until golden. Serve freshly baked or sliced and toasted.
Or knead all the ingredients together by hand and follow the above rising and baking directions.