This sweet, rich bread is served mostly at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch Bundt pan.
Place the raisins in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes; drain.
In a large bowl, mix the sausage, brown sugar, white sugar, and eggs. Fold in the raisins and pecans. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend the coffee and baking soda in a small bowl, and mix into the flour mixture. Mix the moistened flour mixture into the sausage mixture. Transfer to the prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Per Serving: 492 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 80.3g; fat 15.5g; cholesterol 45.9mg; sodium 469.1mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.