Pumpkin & Raisin Bread

Pumpkin, grated – ¾ cup
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Flour – ½ cup
Yeast -1 ½ tbsp
Hot water – ¼ cup + ½ cup
Sugar – 1 heaped tbsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Olive oil / Veg oil – 2 – 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
Butter – 1 tsp
Milk – 1 tbsp

Ingredients to sauté the pumpkin

Veg Oil / Butter / Olive Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Chilly flakes – 1 tsp
Garlic, grated – 4 cloves
Mixed Italian spices – 1 ½ tsp
Raisins, finely chopped – 10

To sauté the pumpkin

Heat oil in a non-stick pan . Add the grated pumpkin, chilly flakes, salt, garlic and oil and saute for a minute and a half. The pumpkin would have reduced to 3/4th its quantity. Add the chopped raisins, stir for few seconds and turn off heat. Add the mixed Italian spices immediately and stir well. Let it cool.

before baking
In a bowl mix the wheat flour and flour. Add the sautéed pumpkin and mix it with the flour to make crumbs. Make a well in the middle of the flour mix. Add the sugar, salt and yeast. Pour ¼ cup hot water. Stir it gently and cover it. Leave it for 5 – 7 minutes. The yeast would have come on top. Start kneading the flour with the yeast mix and then gradually add the oil and the ½ cup water until a dough is formed. Add 1 or 2 tbsp flour if the dough is sticky. Knead the dough for 7 – 10 minutes. Pour 1 tsp oil over the dough and spread it thoroughly. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it aside for 1 ½ hours. The dough would have doubled. Press down the dough.

Grease a baking tray. Place the dough in the middle of the tray. Flatten it gently. Use a dough cutter or knife to draw lines over the dough. Leave it aside for half an hour. Apply milk on top of the dough and bake it at 170 C for 22* minutes. Apply butter as soon as the bread is taken out of the oven. Serve hot or cold with butter or tomato sauce.

* Baking time may differ depending on the oven used. Check the bread with a skewer or tap the bottom of the tray to get a hollow sound to check whether the bread is baked..


Suja said…
Lovely and tempting bread,never tried this before..bookmarked.
Santosh Bangar said…
new recipe of bread healthy.
divya said…
Wonderful and innovative recipe. Looks yummy and delicious.
Reshmi Mahesh said…
Yummy looking bread...
Pavithra said…
Amazingly beautiful one ..looks tooooooo good.
aipi said…
Perfect bake ~ love the pumpkin ~ raisin in there :)
US Masala
Interesting and puffy cake. Nice try....
Deeksha said…
Nice looking bread. Interesting recipe.
Pushpa said…
Perfectly baked new and delicious.
Vatsala. said…
Perfect and yummy. First time here and glad to follow you. Please visit me when time permits.
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Very innovative puffy cake.
Swathi said…
Pumpkin raisin bread looks awesome perfect.
Swathi said…
Pumpkin raisin bread looks awesome perfect
Sushma Mallya said…
This looks delicious..beautifully baked:)
Swathi said…
Linked your pumpkin raisin bread, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.