Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread
Week #9 is Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread (wow that’s a mouthful). Well you KNOW I have a wicked sweet tooth so I was quite excited about this one. Not to mention it’s another 1 day bread! WOO HOO! Another big plus, there wasn’t any complicated folding that required me to pour through any online tutorials first.
Luckily I had almost all the ingredients required (with the exception of the walnuts) already in my pantry (another big plus) so I called on Marta and away we went. I don’t know about you but it’s amazing how just the smell of cinnamon puts a smile on my face. Awwwh, okay onto baking.
I had high hopes for this bread. Marta in her typical no nonsense industrial style made light work out of this dough. It was nice & easy to work with (no sticking to your fingers or bowls or wooden spoons, okay you get the picture). As each week goes by I am more and more enjoying playing with the dough. Something childlike happens (perhaps I didn’t play with play-doh enough as a child) LOL.
So I broke out my book (which is now looking like it’s been in the kitchen for 5 years, has flour throughout & oil fingerprints scattered as well LOL), followed all of the steps exactly per Peter’s instructions. I must say, I’m getting more comfortable with the baking process as weeks go by. We even went out and caught a movie during it’s final rise (in week one I don’t think I left the main floor for fear of missing something. LOL) Came home, baked the bread & was ready for a late night snack.
Of course, I’m NEVER patient enough to wait the “recommended” cooling time and we dived right in (okay well not exactly, you know I had to take the pics first). The texture was amazing, nice crust, beautiful color, the inside nice & light – almost fluffy if you will! But sadly NOT very sweet to me. Call me crazy but I was expecting a little more sweet with this bread. So next time around, to appease my wicked sweet tooth I’ll be adding some more sugah, sugar!
This made 2 small loaves & I even made some French Toast the next morning! Oh- yeah baby! Doesn’t it look schweet!
How do you like to eat your raisin breads?
Mixing the wet with the dry Ingriedients (can you smell the Cinnamon?)
Marta hard at working making the dough
Marta switching things up with her dough hook, mixing in the raisins & walnuts
Dough blob ready to be formed into perfect little loaves
Sitting around in the loaf pans waiting to rise
All nice & tan after their oven sauna
Sneak Peek: Next week Cornbread
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