Tuesdays with Dorie BWD: Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

April 25, 2023 at 10:30 pm | Posted in breakfast things, BWD, groups, sweet things, sweet yeast breads, tuesdays with dorie, yeast breads | 4 Comments
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cinnamon-raisin bread

For the past couple of years, I’ve been playing around with sourdough bread at home. While I enjoy the long process and the suspense of making naturally leavened bread, my results can still be a bit hit-or-miss. Baking a yeast bread, like this Cinnamon-Raisin Bread, every once in a while is kind of nice. I was able to mix this dough up in the morning, give it two quick rises and butter up a nice, thick, squishy slice for my after-lunch snack. Looking to boost the standard white bread flavor of the recipe a bit, I did replace a little of the AP flour with whole wheat (something like 75-100 grams worth) and added in a fat tablespoon of my sourdough discard. Although the black tea idea sounded nice, I soaked my raisins in a combo of hot water, more cinnamon and Combier.

I used my 9″ pullman pan here because I like its straight sides, but it’s a bit smaller than my regular 9″x5″ loaf pan, so this was a seriously high riser. (If I make it in the pullman again, I’ll probably scale the recipe back to 75% of the original.) Nervous that it might explode in the oven, or something like that, I scored the top of the loaf before buttering and cinnamon-sugaring it. My bread came out of the oven sporting a golden brown bouffant. I will definitely be having another slice with breakfast tomorrow, and I’m very much looking forward to it.

cinnamon-raisin bread

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  1. I love the shape!

  2. We really enjoyed this loaf and it does make good French toast. I am having a good time on vacation though today the rains are keeping us inside.

  3. I wish I’ve thought of adding some whole wheat flour for this bake, knowing what I know now. I tend add whole wheat instinctively, but was low on supply. I agree with you completely in scaling back the recipe.

  4. I think your changes and add-ins sound wonderful! A sourdough tang to this would have put it over the edge on goodness I think! I liked the ease of this recipe too with a great and tasty end result!

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