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Nice Swirl; Bad Seam

Nov 26, 2012

Still baking away most days, and on occasion something happens where I learn something new. On this loaf of whole wheat cinnamon raise bread I did something right, and something wrong — at the same time. First the good news. The swirl inside my loaf is nice, tight and symmetric, which I think reflects that my dough was shaped in a nice rectangle of even thickness before I rolled it;... Read More

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Raisin-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Oct 15, 2012

What do you do when you are baking, cinnamon raisin bread, and you don’t have any raisins? Punt? No. You use a mix of chopped, dried apricots, and dried cranberries. And it came out really nicely.   This is my second attempt at Peter Reinhart’s Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread, and it’s a keeper. I made a couple of modifications to my first batch, including adding more cinnamon to the dough,... Read More

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Oct 08, 2012

This Cinnamon Raisin Bread is from Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Bread cookbook, and it came out really well. Peter describes this as a transitional recipe for a bread that lies somewhere between a nice whole wheat bread, and a sticky cinnamon roll. In general, you make a nice soft whole wheat bread using milk and an egg, plus honey, olive oil and cinnamon, and then flatten the dough and cover... Read More

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