Sultana Bread Recipe | How to Make this Delicious Bread at Home?


Last Updated on December 29, 2023 by Sultana Parvin

Sultana bread is a sweet and soft bread packed with juicy sultanas (raisins) for a delicious and fruity flavor. This bread is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even as a dessert. The soft texture and subtle sweetness make it a family favorite. Here is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe that will help you make a delicious loaf of Sultana bread at home.


  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 7g active dry yeast
  • 50g sugar
  • 10g salt
  • 240ml warm milk
  • 60g melted butter
  • 200g sultanas
  • 1 egg (for glazing)

How to Prepare Sultana Bread

  1. Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the warm milk and melted butter and mix until the dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it with a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  6. Add the sultanas to the risen dough and knead until they are evenly distributed.
  7. Shape the dough into a loaf and place it in a greased loaf pan.
  8. Beat the egg and brush it over the top of the loaf.
  9. Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your delicious and fresh Sultana bread!

Here are a few tips for making delicious Sultana bread:

  • Use fresh ingredients: Make sure to use fresh ingredients, such as yeast, milk, sugar, and butter, for the best flavor and texture.
  • Don’t overmix the dough: Overmixing the dough can lead to tough and dense bread. Knead gently until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Let the dough rise in a warm place: Place the dough in a warm and draft-free place to rise. A good tip is to preheat the oven for a minute and then turn it off and place the dough inside.
  • Add sultanas at the right time: Add the sultanas when the dough has doubled in size and before shaping it into a loaf. This way, the sultanas will be evenly distributed throughout the bread.
  • Bake at the right temperature: Bake the bread at a temperature of around 200°C (400°F) for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Let it cool completely: Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing to ensure that the crumb remains soft and tender.
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