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Fine cooking issue 115-feb/mar 2012 -cinnamon swirl raisin bread

2house67's picture

Has anyone made the above recipe?  I found it very difficult to knead in the raisins.  I had raisins flying all over.  It is in oven now so don't know it turned out.  Josie

Josie
GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

I find when adding "things" (post #71614, reply #1 of 19)

I find when adding "things" like raisins or nuts or seeds it is better to do it before you make the last addition of flour--while the dough is a bit wet and things will mix in well.

wonderbread's picture

Very sound advise I'll have (post #71614, reply #19 of 19)

Very sound advise I'll have to try that next time thanks

Pielove's picture

flying raisins (post #71614, reply #2 of 19)

Hi Josie--  I made this recipe and it was really yummy.  I didn't have much trouble with the raisins, but I had it in a really deep bowl.  There were a lot of raisins-- I could see how it might be trouble-- and I love your description of flying raisins.  I'm curious to know what you thought about the amount of cinnamon.

Cheers, Jen

2house67's picture

Flying raisins (post #71614, reply #3 of 19)

Hi,

My recipe was also yummy.  I liked the cinnamon that was mixed in with the flour, but I did not use all of the cinnamon sugar mix (I was too busy dodging the raisins).  Next time I will use all the cinnamon mixture and mix it in a large bowl (not on the counter like last time).   Maybe I will try adding the raisins while it is still in bowl with dough hook.

Did you find there was too much cinnamon?

 

Josie

Josie
Pielove's picture

cinnamon (post #71614, reply #4 of 19)

Hey Josie!  I used half the cinnamon and found it plenty spicy-- I am totally craving this bread again!

Jen

2house67's picture

Cinnamon bread (post #71614, reply #5 of 19)

Me too!

Josie
Pielove's picture

flying raisins (post #71614, reply #6 of 19)

Hey Josie, I've got two loaves in the 'fridge and will bake them in the morning-- yum!  My daughter enjoyed painting on the butter and sprinkling the cinnamon sugar, but won't try the bread-- raisins, ew.  Maybe she'll change her mind once she smells them baking-- or not, she is seven!

I propose we re-name this recipe "Josie's Flying Raisin Bread".  What do you think?  Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheers, Jen

2house67's picture

Great idea!  Rofl! I will (post #71614, reply #7 of 19)

Great idea!  Rofl!

I will make it again tomorrow.

 

Josie

Josie
Pielove's picture

Yum (post #71614, reply #8 of 19)

Here it is, Josie's flying raisin bread!  The house smells great!

(And on an unrelated note, I think I figured out how to embed images from Flickr into a post-- can you see this?)

Cheers, Jen

2house67's picture

The picture looks great! (post #71614, reply #9 of 19)

The picture looks great!  Mine was not as pretty.

Josie

Josie
2house67's picture

The picture looks great! (post #71614, reply #10 of 19)

The picture looks great!  Mine was not as pretty.

Josie

Josie
2house67's picture

The picture looks great! (post #71614, reply #11 of 19)

The picture looks great!  Mine was not as pretty.

Josie

Josie
2house67's picture

Oops!  Too many taps! (post #71614, reply #12 of 19)

Oops!  Too many taps!

Josie
2house67's picture

Cinnamon swirl bread (post #71614, reply #13 of 19)

Hi,

At what point of the bread making process do you put the dough in frig?  Josie

Josie
Pielove's picture

refrigerate (post #71614, reply #14 of 19)

Hi Josie!  Thanks, I'm glad the photo worked!

As for refrigerating, I put it in the 'fridge right after shaping it, then took it out in the morning and let it rise for about an hour and a half-- it worked out well.  Would not work to make fresh bread for breakfast though-- unless someone was up a lot earlier than everyone else!

Cheers, Jen

2house67's picture

Thankyou! Josie (post #71614, reply #15 of 19)

Thankyou!

Josie

Josie
Dashx's picture

Raisin Bread (post #71614, reply #16 of 19)

I saved the recipe to make next week, and have now changed the name to Josie's Flying Raisin Bread!

and Pielove, the picture is great!

Yum, indeed.

Pielove's picture

bread (post #71614, reply #17 of 19)

...have now changed the name to Josie's Flying Raisin Bread!...

 

Where's the like button?  Do report back on the bread too!

Cheers, Jen

2house67's picture

Finally, I'm famous! I made (post #71614, reply #18 of 19)

Finally, I'm famous!

I made the recipe again yesterday and used the full amount of cinnamon.  I prefer it with less cinnamon, about half.

I added the raisins when dough was still in mixer with dough hook. The raisins were much more contained!

Josie

Josie