Cinnamon Raisin Bread II
I love cinnamon raisin bread and have been on a bread machine recipe kick. I think this recipe is great but I have spent the past week playing with it to get it just to my taste, specifically with regards to the raisins. First, definitely soak your raisins in cold water for about 20 minutes and before adding them, drain the raisins and toss them in a little flour. Secondly, I found that if I waited until the fruit alarm beeped at me just wasn't enough time to mix in the raisins and they would just end up with some mixed throughout but most were on the bottom of the bread. So, I started adding them about 10 minutes into the kneading cycle or 5 minutes before the 5 minute fruit alarm. It made a world of difference in how the raisins were dispersed throughout the bread. I also have played with the white to wheat flour ratio but I found the more wheat flour made the bread a little more dense. I also left my milk and eggs cold and melted my butter. I tried it just like the recipe states but when I did it made a smaller loaf.
Contrary to my review, this is a great loaf the way it is stated but like I said, I was just trying to adapt it to more of my tastes. Enjoy!
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Dec. 27, 2012