Raisin Ploughman’s Loaf

Cheddar cheese, sweet mango chutney and raisins in a mustard-flavored loaf.
  • Yields 1 loaf
  • Details


    • 1 cup California raisins, plumped
    • 3 1/4 cups bread flour
    • 3 tablespoons dry mustard powder (1 ounce)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, divided
    • 1 bunch scallions, sliced crosswise
    • 2 tablespoons compressed fresh yeast ( 1 ounce)
    • 1/3 cup mango chutney, chopped
    • 1 1/4 cups warm water
    • 1 3/4 tablespoons butter, melted


    A day ahead, measure raisins into small bowl and add water to cover. Set aside to plump for at least 8 hours or overnight.

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a loaf pan; set aside.

    Measure flour, mustard powder, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup of cheese, scallions and chutney. Make a well. Add yeast and warm water. Allow to proof for 10 to 15 minutes. Mix to smooth dough. Turn onto a floured surface. Let stand for 10 minutes. Shape and place into loaf pan; cover and proof for 20 to 25 minutes.

    Brush top with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 375ºF. Remove from pan and turn onto wire rack to cool.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 210 (27% from fat); Total Fat 6g (sat 3g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 15mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 32g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 0g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 210mg; Calcium 91mg; Potassium 123mg

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