Monday, January 5, 2009

Brown Sugar Raisin Bread

This recipe comes from the fabulous website, Annie's Eats. She makes it in her Kitchen Aid mixer. I wanted to make it in my bread machine, so I halved the recipe and made a few adaptations. It turned out really delicious. If you like raisin bread, you'll love this--it's moist and tasty! :)

Brown Sugar Raisin Bread
(Adapted from Annie’s Eats)
½ cup warm water
½ cup warm milk
1 ½ Tbs. butter, melted
½ egg beaten lightly*
1 ½ Tbs. sugar
3 cups of bread flour
½ Tbs. salt
½ Tbs. dry active yeast
¾ cup raisins

Filling:1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1. Put ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed above, except for the raisins and the filling. Start the bread dough cycle on your machine.
2. Follow your bread machine’s instructions for adding fruit/raisins. (mine is about 25 minutes into the cycle)
3. Preheat your oven to 350 F about 10 minutes before the dough cycle is complete.
4. Once the bread cycle is complete, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board. Roll or pat the dough into an 8x12 rectangle. Lightly sprinkle with the filling, leaving an inch border on all sides. Beginning at a narrow end, tightly roll up the rectangle into a compact log. Pinch the ends and the long seam to seal in the filling. Place the log of dough, seam side down, into a lightly greased 9x5 loaf pan.
5. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and pull away from the sides of the pan, 35-40 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

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