• 1 Cup California raisins, plumped
  • 31/4 Cups bread flour
  • 3 Tablespoons dry mustard powder (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 11/2 Cups grated Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced crosswise
  • 2 Tablespoons compressed fresh yeast ( 1 ounce)
  • 1/3 Cup mango chutney, chopped
  • 11/4 Cups warm water
  • 13/4 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 (Calories from Fat 27%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 15; Sodium 210; Potassium 123; Total Carbohydrate 32; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 0; Protein 7; Calcium 91; Iron 2;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.