A couple of weekends ago, I woke up to a craving of sweet bread. Leafing through Rose Levy Beranbaum's Bread Bible, I saw a recipe that looks good: Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
As with most bread recipes that I found, it requires the dough to be refrigerated overnight. I don't have time for that, so I cheated and did everything in 1 day.
First, combining the dry ingredients and added honey to it.
Water is added, then mixed the dough with a wet spoon.
Then poured the remaining dry ingredients on top and let the dough ferment for several hours. I don't have a lot of time so I only let it sit for 3 hours.
Even though the fermentation process is shorter,look at all that yeast bubbles!
Mix the dough.
Kneaded dough. The recipe gives option to knead with machine or by hand. I like kneading dough by hand.
The dough is then placed back into the container/bowl to rise. 1 1/2 hour later this is what it looked like.
Rolling out the dough.
Into the container it goes.
The baked bread.
Love how golden the crust is :).
YUM! I love cinnamon and raisin so this bread is right up my alley. I thought I'd put a lot of cinnamon already but it's not enough. More cinnamon next time!