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Golden Raisin Bread - first try at this recipe

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gavinc

Golden Raisin Bread - first try at this recipe

I usually only have time to make our favourite sourdough each weekend, but this weekend we have had rain and cold winds which cancelled some plans.  So I decided to make a recipe I hadn't tried before -Golden Raisin Bread - from Jeffrey Hamelman's "Bread".  This took me out of my comfort zone somewhat but I enjoyed the challenge and will try to take on a new recipe regularly.  I think I've grown in confidence thanks to this site.


I was very pleased with the result.  I experimented with the scoring pattern between the two loaves and also made them in a pan rather than free form batards.  The taste was very nice and sweeter than I expected.  The crumb is denser than my usual Vermont Sourdough, but I guess it's the type of loaf.  Couldn't wait until it was completely cool before I tucked in....


Edit - I forgot to add that this was made using my new two week old starter (Debra Wink version).


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SylviaH

Oh I really like the look of these loaves!  Golden Raisins are my favorite raisin.  Great baking!


Cheers, Sylvia

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gavinc

Thanks Sylvia.  It makes great toast and the flavours have developed quite well ater one day.


Cheers