Pumpkin and raisin bread is a healthy bread recipe that is rich in fiber and high in nutrients. It is a bit more filling than regular bread because of the pureed pumpkin. Expect to be quite full with a slice or two. Eat it with butter if desired.
1/2 cup white self-rising flour
2/3 cup whole meal self-rising flour’
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
40g polyunsaturated margarine
1/4 cup mashed pumpkin
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup butter milk
1/3 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 210C and lightly grease a loaf pan with butter.
Next, sift the white flour and the whole meal flour. Place it in a food processor or blender along with the baking powder, sugar, orange rind, margarine, pumpkin, egg and buttermilk. Process it for 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are well combined.
Flour a flat surface and put the dough on it. Knead it and add the raisins. Continue to knead the dough for another 2-3 minutes or until it becomes smooth. Brush the dough with buttermilk and place it in the dough in the pan. Bake it for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 180C and bake it for another 15 minutes or until the top is slightly brown. Insert a knife and make sure it comes clean to test doneness. Serve warm or cold.
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