Nut & raisin bread

I got this recipe from a friend from university a long time ago and I made it loads when I was a student. The beauty of the recipe is that you need nothing else but a bowl, a cup, and a (wooden) spoon — plus a bread pan and the ingredients, of course. Last week, for some strange reason,  I woke up in the middle of the night and suddenly remembered the recipe. So I tried it again, and it was super delicious, and the kids loved it! It is seriously so simple to make:

In a bowl, stir together:

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of rye flour (or use plain flour instead)
  • 1 cup of muscovado sugar
  • 1 bag of baking powder (16 grams)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of raisins (soak in hot water for a few minutes)
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts
  • 2 tbl sp of treacle (like golden syrup, or molasses)

Transfer to buttered bread pan and bake in the middle of a medium hot oven (150C / 300F) for about 45 minutes. Wonderful to eat warm with butter, or excellent cooled down as well. Great for picnics, lunch boxes, or a healthy afternoon snack! Enjoy!

xxx Esther


Comments (3)

October 19, 2012

Thanks for the recipe Esther! My girls and I made some cake this afternoon. I halved the recipe (all but the baking powder) and baked in a medium hot oven for about 30 mins until a skewer came out clean and it turned out beautifully. In my four year old’s words ” very yummy indeed”. I’ll be making it again for our next playgroup : )

November 24, 2014

I just did this recipe and it works great! I did not have any raisins leftàà at home so I took more nuts of different sort, a pinch of cinnamon (because why not?) and I feel the Christmass comming! Thank you so much! 🙂

Esther in Amsterdam
November 25, 2014

You’re welcome! Glad you liked it (and I love the idea of adding cinnamon!!) xxx

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