This week's Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge was all about making the most fabulous cinnamon raisin bread you'd ever want to bite into. I'm not kidding. I'm a kidder by nature, but I'm not kidding about this. Even kidders-by-nature don't kid about such things as cinnamon raisin bread. This was... The. Best. Cinnamon. Raisin. Bread. Ever. (Have I made myself clear?)
When I think of cinnamon raisin bread, I'm automatically drawn toward the toasting of such. I don't think I've ever eaten cinnamon raisin bread without toasting it first, in fact. This bread's destiny is to be toast. (YEAH TOAST!) I apologize in advance for this audio clip, but it just tickles me every time I hear it on the radio.
This, my friends, was the most crusty, chewy, light and delightful cinnamon raisin toast I've ever tasted (and I swear, I'm only redundant amongst my closest friends.) You must try this.