Last updated on Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Recipe for Banana and Raisin Mpunyane (Sorghum Bread)

Ingredients
500g Sasko Self-Raising Flour
375ml (1½ cup) mabele meal
100ml sugar
5ml (1tsp) salt
5ml (1tsp) Moirs Baking Powder
125g butter
1 Nulaid Egg
450ml full cream milk
80ml Safari Raisins

Glaze:
Orange marmalade
Water

How to
Preheat oven to 180C

Soak raisins in warm water and microwave for 1 minute, set aside.

Sift together all the dry ingredients.

Rub in butter.

In a bowl or measuring jug, using a fork whisk milk and egg.

Add to the dry ingredients and knead until a dough is formed.

Add the pureed bananas to the dough and mix until blended.

Drain the raisins from the water and toss is a little flour, Add to the dough and mix.

Transfer the dough into two prepared pans and bake for 1 hour.

Remove from the oven and let the bread cool down in a wire rack.

Remove from the pan and continue cooling on the rack.

Make a thin syrup with orange marmalade and water, brush over the loaves, top and sides.

Serve with tea.

Tips:
Mabele meal can be soaked in warm water first before using in the recipe but it gives the bread an interesting / different texture.

Water can also be used to replace milk in the recipe.

Baking margarine can be used to replace butter.  There might be a difference in flavour

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