Sweet Lentil Bread

    1 hour 30 minutes

    The ingredients may look bizzare, but try it! This loaf is absolutely delicious with tea or coffee and is a family favourite treat.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 3/4 cup brown lentils
    • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs, whisked
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Simmer lentils in 3 cups water until tender. Drain and cool.
    2. In a large frying pan cook mustard seeds and sesame seeds over a medium heat until sesame seeds are lightly browned.
    3. In a large bowl combine melted butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in lentils.
    4. In a separate bowl combine sifted flour, coconut, bicarb soda, salt, curry powder, baking powder and half of seed mixture. Stir into lentil mixture.
    5. Pour batter into a greased loaf tin and sprinkle with remaining seeds.
    6. Bake at 180 degrees C for around 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

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    I altered this for family preferences. I changed the flour to 1 cup of spelt flour and 1/2 cup of brown rice flour, then used 1/2 cup honey in place of the sugar. I tf you cut it when cooled, it does not crumble as much as when it is hot. The taste and texture are wonderful!  -  06 May 2013