Lovella’s Bubbat

I found this recipe in a Canadian blog and thought it sounded wonderful. Bubbat is a traditional type of stuffing served by Mennonite cooks.

Bubbat is really just a raisin quick bread that is baked inside the chicken while it is being roasted. It also can be baked along side the chicken or even baked in a 8 X 8 square pan and served with the chicken. Baking it inside the chicken gives it the best flavour since it is kept moist by the chicken drippings. Have you ever had this? I couldn’t find my mom’s recipe so this one is out of the Canadian Mennonite Cookbook … and it tasted the way I remember. I have a friend who always makes Bubbat to stuff her turkey. I think she adds other dried fruits chopped.

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup milk
1 cup of fresh raisins

Mix the dry ingredients. Add the beaten egg, melted butter and milk. Mix well, and add the raisins. You can either spread it in a greased cake pan and bake it or you can spoon it into the cavity of the chicken. I used a ordinary 3 – 3 1/2 pound fryer. I would have doubled the recipe for a large roaster. Baste the chicken with melted butter and bake uncovered for about 2 hours at 375. The drumstick should move easily and the internal temperature of the chicken should be 180F.

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