This is a good way to use up the last of your cottage cheese and is good served with salads or fruit luncheon. The flavor enhances from the peel.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -9x5x3 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

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  • Smooth cottage cheese in a blender or force through strainer. Put into bowl. Beat in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside.

  • Measure flour, baking powder, soda, salt, walnuts, and mixed peel into a second bowl. Mix together well. Pour into first bowl. Stir to moisten. Scrape into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes before turning out to finish cooling on rack. Wrap well. Serve with butter.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 49.3mg; sodium 329.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
I too made this into muffins, and it was great. I omitted the candied peel and instead added raisins to half and dried cranberries to half. I used more nuts and fruit than the recipe called for. It made twelve big regular-sized muffins and probably would have made seven or eight large muffins. We liked them a lot, cold or warm. Very hearty and a great way to use up cottage cheese that's getting old. Read More
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2011
I made the loaf into fifteen muffins and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter as others suggested. Unfortunately I found the muffins to be quite plain so I won't be making them again. Read More
(4)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
I too made this into muffins, and it was great. I omitted the candied peel and instead added raisins to half and dried cranberries to half. I used more nuts and fruit than the recipe called for. It made twelve big regular-sized muffins and probably would have made seven or eight large muffins. We liked them a lot, cold or warm. Very hearty and a great way to use up cottage cheese that's getting old. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2004
Another winner, Carol! I made 12 muffins out of this, six with raisins. I baked them for 35 minutes. Sweet and yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
Not bad. I'd like a bit more flavor to this--maybe some cinnamon or nutmeg. This is a heavy dense quick bread. I see why the other two reviewers made it into muffins--they'd be good that way. I don't have mixed fruit peel so I just put in the same amount of lemon peel. It worked just fine although I suppose it would be better with mixed as there'd be more flavors that way. An hour at 350 was perfect. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2010
This was a hit! I swapped out all-purpose flour for whole wheat added a 3rd teaspoon of baking powder (due to the flour change) omitted the salt and in place of the candied mixed fruit peel I just used a teaspoon each of dried orange and lemon peel plus a teaspoon of cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and a 1/2 cup of raisins. Great stuff! Thanks so much! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2011
Instead of putting mixed fruit peel I put dried raisins and blueberries. When this loaf was ready I cut it in half (between the hot dog style) and spread cream cheese on the insides of the loaf. It tasted soooo good. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2011
I made the loaf into fifteen muffins and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter as others suggested. Unfortunately I found the muffins to be quite plain so I won't be making them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2017
Lovely I have made this twice second time using 3/4 cup of sugar instead of a cup and used home made candied orange peel. Delish will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2014
I substituted raisins for the candied mixed fruit peel and baked as muffins but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. My children really liked these and I did too but... I think they are missing -something perhaps spice. I'm thinking nutmeg or cinnamon maybe chinese five spice. They definitely have a beautiful texture and sponge to them which would be a shame to pass up. I will most likely make these again but add some spice to help them fulfill their potential. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2020
If using as muffins, may need to lower temp and time; got a bit too dark. I’ll try at 325 for 4We enjoyed this. I used dried currants for candied fruit and walnuts for nuts. Read More