Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge)


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.

OK, just in case anyone is keeping track of the authenticity of the recipe as it pertains to the original ingredients (i.e...keeping it real) I neglected to add in the walnuts. I do not like walnuts in bread, I do not like them, Sam I said.


12 comments:

susies1955 said...

:o) Great write up as always.
I liked this recipe too.
Nice photos kiddo,
Susie

stephchows said...

that is some seriously beautiful bread! and I agree it MUST be toasted!

gaaarp said...

Nice! I can't wait to make this. We're going on vacation next week, and I was going to wait until we got back to make this recipe. But now I'm thinking I might bake while were on vacation.

The Missing Piece said...

Funny video post...thanks for sharing. (Yeah toast!)

Beautiful pictures and write up. Your bread looks delicious.

Bob said...

Wowser! That's some fine lookin' bread Mags!

Mags said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. We're already well into the second loaf!

John said...

The only negative to reading your blogs is that they leave me hungry : ) Happy birthday, Maggie...

Mags said...

Thanks John! (but I'm not having birthdays anymore, remember?...lol)

HoneyB said...

This loaf looks awesome. Cinnamon Raisin Bread if my favorite toasted anytime of day. Of course, I have to top it with some real butter and sometimes with cinnamon sugar...yummm

Janice said...

I am so with you on this one! The. Best. Ever. I think we're gonna have to find a 12-step program for cinnamon raisin bread lovers. Yours turned out so much more beautifully than mine. I'm only a little jealous, though, because the taste was unbelievable.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Seriously the BEST! YES!

Cindy said...

I agree this is very addictive toasted with butter. Yours looked very yummy.