Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cheese & Pumpkin Loaf

I adapted this recipe from one on www.taste.com.au and I loved the result!  It's moist and delicious and savoury and easy and just perfect fresh out of the oven!  Perfect spread with butter or a bit of herbed cream cheese.

2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
1/2 cup chopped dates
75g butter, melted
1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold, mashed pumpkin
handful of fresh sage leaves
Butter, to serve (optional)

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, paprika, oregano, cheese and dates.  Add butter, milk, eggs and pumpkin. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Place sage leaves on top. Bake for 40 minutes. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Lift out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve with butter, if using.

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