I present to you a sweet bread that you can have in the morning for breakfast, or as a dessert.
If like my dad you like raisin bread, you will love this sweet raisin beet bread. It's halfway between a cake and bread. Adapted from one of my mom's old cookbook by Margo Oliver les menus de margo oliver.
It's simple to make, and you can replace the raisins with currants or cranberries. If you make my recipe, just be sure to add plenty of raisins on top! I emptied a bag on it, without regret. They'll get super crispy, and will develop a sweet crispy caramelized taste. Was hard to keep myself from picking them off, Devine hates it when I do that.
- dried raisins 190 g, total
- water 240 ml, warm
- vanilla extract 2.5 ml
- red beets 2 small, puréed
- flax seeds 30 ml
- water 90 ml
- canola oil 60 ml
- whole cane sugar 65 g
- all purpose flour 270 g
- salt 2.5 g
- baking powder 7 g
- Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Grease a baking pan with vegetable oil and set aside.
- Put 150 g (1 cup) of dried raisins in a bowl, cover with 240 ml (1 cup) of warm water. Let cool, then add 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) of vanilla extract.
- Peel and cut 2 small red beets into cubes, purée in food processor, set aside.
- Mix 30 g (2 tbsp) of ground flax seeds with 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water, let thicken. In a separate bowl, measure out 60 ml (1/4 cup) of canola oil. Add 65 g (1/3 cup) of whole cane sugar, gradually, mixing at the same time. In that same bowl, add the flax seeds and the puréed beets. This is the sweet part of our bread: the cream.
- Mix your dry ingredients together, 270 g (2 1/4 cups) of all purpose flour, the 1.25 g (1/4 tsp) of salt and 7 g (1 1/2 tsp) of baking powder.
- Take your wet raisins and the bowl of flour, and add both in small gradual batches to the bowl of cream.
- Add spoonfuls of the wet dough to your greased pan, add the remaining 40 g (1/4 cup) of dried raisins on the top of the dough. Push down gently to make sure they stick.
- Bake in a conventional oven for 45 minutes. Let cool, before serving.