Monday, October 19, 2015
John and I are on a quest.
This time, we're looking for a loaf of raisin bread. No, really we are. Because we've spent far too much money on small loaves with beautiful cinnamon-y and raisin-y pictures on the packaging but hard, dry, tasteless loaves inside the bag.
We take our cinnamon raisin toast very seriously.
I decided to try to replicate the soft, fluffy, sweet, and raisin-packed loaves that we both remember from our childhoods, but in all honesty I'm a little worried that this particular recipe isn't the one that I'm looking for. I had to stop the bread machine after it had finished kneading, leaving two separate blobs of dough. I stuck them together, smushed it all into an approximate loaf shape and returned it to the pan. The dough felt kind of strangely dense yet moist.
It called for a full cup of raisins. Does that seem too many for one loaf? We'll see.
Anyone have recipes to share?