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).