My Auntie gave me this recipe the other day. I love to cook, but I haven’t turned my hand to baking yet! I’m still heartbroken from my first attempt at baking a cake, all that effort, all that mess, and it didn’t even rise!! I will try again one day!
When my Auntie gave me this recipe she assured me it was the easiest bread recipe in the world, and after trying (and actually succeeding) I am inclined to agree! The grating of the butternut squash is the hardest part! It’s like trying to grate a wet bar of soap! Slippery! But once that is done, you just mix it all together, form it into some sort of ball on a baking sheet and bake it! Done!
It tastes great with soup and of course, has the Butternut Squash ‘super food’ in it so is good for you too! The cooked onion just tastes great.
I wanted to take a better picture of it, but when I came back into the kitchen it was nearly all gone!! I had better go bake some more…
Makes One Small Loaf
1 Tablespoon of Rapeseed or Sunflower Oil
1 Large Onion
175g Self-Raising Flour
½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Thyme or Oregano or Sage (it’s up to you!)
50g Strong Cheddar Cheese
175g Grated Butternut Squash
1 Medium Egg, Lightly Beaten
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Natural Yoghurt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and gently cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft and lightly coloured.
- Take the onions off the heat and allow to cool slightly
- Grab a large bowl and mix together the flour, salt, herbs, cheese, grated butternut squash and some black pepper.
- Add the onion, and then the egg, milk and yoghurt. Mix it with a wooden spoon to form a smooth batter-like dough. Don’t overdo it, just get it to all come together!
- Shape it into a round and put it on an oiled baking sheet
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the loaf is golden and makes a hollow sound when you tap it underneath
- Leave to cool on a wire rack, slice and serve while still warm!
It can be made with gluten free flour too if you add a teaspoon of baking powder. Give it a try!
It’s been so lovely to really indulge in hunting down and trying great recopies for this blog. It is something I really love to do. I love cooking and I love writing, so putting it together in a blog has been fantastic! I could never have learned to blog without having taken my digital training online, it taught me all I needed to know about how to start a simple online business starting from scratch. This allows me to focus on writing about what I really love! It’s been great!
Good luck, let me know how it goes!
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