Monday, September 20, 2010

{our daily bread}

A Monday meme. Handmade with love, kneaded with strength, baked from the heat of the Earth. A part of each day. Every week I will post a photo of one our doughy creations. From seven-grain loaves to tortillas to hot cross buns to chapati to french bread sticks. If you’reinspired to post a photo of your homemade bread and recipes just leave a comment and link below for everyone to awe and marvel at. You’re also welcome to use the sidebar button if you’d like to.
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I've really become attached to raisin bread for breakfast as of late. So much so that I decided to get serious with the recipe and play around with it in order to make the perfect mouth-watering loaf. Here's what I've come up with:

Raisin Bread

Ingredients
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup white flour
1 packet of yeast (7g)
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
30 g butter
140 mL warm milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup raisins

Directions
Mix the all dry ingredients and raisins together in a bowl. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the milk to the saucepan to warm it up. Add the milk, melted butter and egg to the dry ingredients and knead on a floured surface for around 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a bowl and cover with a warm, wet cloth and place somwhere warm for at least 2 hours until the dough has doubled in size. Then, remove the dough from the bowl, knead again and form into either a round loaf or place in a greased/lined bread tin to bake. Bake at 190˚C for 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness and shape of the loaf (longer for a rectangular tin and shorter for a round loaf).

Serve with butter or almond butter. Divine!

xo

6 comments:

Andréann said...

sounds divine indeed! I need to try it tomorrow... I have lots of raisin bread lover in my house!

fast times in münchen. said...

this looks yum, i know what im making (then eating) tomorrow...though finding somewhere warm for dough to rise during a chilly german autumn might post a challenge! x

ZippyZippy said...

Ohh LaLa - I will definately be giving this one a go!
Thanks for sharing

fatfatsheep said...

Love your bread receipies, will dive in it asap...when I have enough time...It looks yum and it s healthy toooo..
Thanx!

motherwho said...

I must say I am very inspired by your bread!

My skills are slightly less fancy...

http://motherwho.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/the-bread-dread/

I think I will be brave and try to add cinnamon and sultanas to my basic recipe tonight and see what happens!

motherwho said...

I must say I am very inspired by your bread!

My skills are slightly less fancy...

http://motherwho.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/the-bread-dread/

I think I will be brave and try to add cinnamon and sultanas to my basic recipe tonight and see what happens!

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