Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread

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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?

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Dry Ingriedients

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Mixing the wet with the dry Ingriedients (can you smell the Cinnamon?)

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Marta hard at working making the dough

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Marta switching things up with her dough hook, mixing in the raisins & walnuts

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Dough blob ready to be formed into perfect little loaves

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Sitting around in the loaf pans waiting to rise

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All nice & tan after their oven sauna

Sneak Peek: Next week Cornbread

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19 Comments

  1. 1
    Juliann Mathews /

    As always, num, num, num! How about some bread pudding, hmmm?

  2. 2

    Absolutely delicious looking!!!!

  3. 3

    Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum! Paula, I bet if I stood a week with you, I actually would gain some weight with all of these great recipes that you post!
    This recipe will definitely be one of my favorites because it would make a great french toast! And guess what I would spread on top of that french toast? NUTELLA!

    And with the pieces that I wouldn’t use for the french toast. I would toast some slices up and spread some Nutella on it!

  4. 4

    that looks amazing. definitely on my list to try!!

  5. 5

    Seriously, my drool is going to break my keyboard!!!!

  6. 6

    Hands down my favorite bread!! Well done, it looks SOOOO good!

  7. 7

    Very nice.
    I like raisin bread toasted but sure wish I had some Nutella that the other gal suggested. :)
    YUM.
    Susie

  8. 8

    Hands down my favorite bread!! Well done, it looks SOOOO good!
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  9. 9

    Just beautiful! Loving the blog and loving this recipe! xxx

  10. 10

    We LOVE raisin bread at our house! Do you think this recipe would work in a bread machine? We have one that doesn’t get nearly enough use. I can imagine this bread would be SO good in French Toast! We usually get the store-bought kind and just slather the slices with butter.

  11. 11

    Looks great! I can’t wait to make this one – your pictures make it look so delicious. Cinnamon is sooooo yummy – I’m glad we’ve had two weeks of it in a row!

  12. 12

    Oh it looks divine!! I bet it made a wonderful french toast too! I love cinnamon raisin bread toasted and smothered in butter! LOL!!

  13. 13

    That is great-looking bread, and the french toast looks incredible!

  14. 14

    Nothing is better than toasted cinnamon bread spread with butter – real butter, nothing imitation. Best way to start the day!

  15. 15

    Did you make it with the extra cinnamon-sugar swirl? I used that extra swirl, and the cinnamon-sugar on top, and it was plenty sweet for my taste. A little too good for my own good, if you know what I mean!

  16. 16

    Just gorgeous…congrats! I love all your pictures. They always make me instantly hungry!

  17. 17

    Paula,
    Your bread looks yummy and pictures are gorgeous as usual. My PR book is also stained with various baking goo and I’m proud of every blot! Your comment of not leaving the room during bread # 1 made me laugh. So true!! Now that we are old pros we can actually leave the house during proofing.

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    Rose DeMuth /

    What are the ingredients for Cranberry Walnut and Cinnamon Raisin breads

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    That french toast photo at the top is absolutely gorgeous! I loved this bread so much that I polished off one entire loaf myself. My lucky sister got the other one :-)

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