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Jeffrey Hamelman's Golden Raisin Loaf

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SylviaH

Jeffrey Hamelman's Golden Raisin Loaf

This is a delicious tasting bread, even with all my mess up's making it...I forgot to put in my levain....it was sitting under my arm and I kept ignoring it..until all was mixed.  Then I added it .....  Yikes!  Well, it seemed to be okay.  I could have just started over with a fresh batch of ingredients.  I will have to lower my oven temperature..it came out a little dark and about 5 or 10 minutes longer in a lower temperature oven..I Think..might have been better...Anyway, Im going to blame it all on the ill feeling I have been having all day since we ate out last night!!  We won't be going back to that resturant!  The best thing and only thing I have had all day is the cantelope and a slice of this still slightly warm bread.  I love the oatmeal in this formula and I used KA organic white wheat.  The levain definately adds a lovely tone!  I can just imagine how good this bread will be next time around!  :) 




Sylvia

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chouette22

...in my new "Bread" book that I haven't paid any attention to yet. But I have it marked now as a recipe I'd like to try. Your bread looks beautiful and very light! So you did add the levain at the end?

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SylviaH

Hello and Thank You, chouette22!  I couldn't believe it was right in front of me.  As they say..if it would have been a snake it would have bit me!  I looked after it for 14hrs.  I had done all my mixing and so I just added it and hoped for the best! 


Sylvia 

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chuppy

I put a few additional ingredients that seems to make all the difference to those who have had it before when I make it. An additional 1/2 tsp cinnamin, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1/4 tsp clove or nutmeg. Deffinately one of the best raisin breads to date.


Chuppy

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SylviaH

The addition of spices would change the taste of this bread to a cinnamon, raisin bread and I do also love those spices too!  I have to admit I snuck in a few dark raisins because I was a tad short of the golden raisins...I love the golden raisins and they really come through in this recipe!


Sylvia