BBA Challenge 2011: Week Nine - Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Well, it's week 9 of the BBA Challenge, so we're on to Cinnamon Raisin bread. Here's a pic of my final product, and the first page of my post on it. If you'd like to read the rest, or be able to check to see what the other BBAers did, just go here.
Lies, lies, lies.
Alright now hold on; I’m not saying this bread didn’t come out good – it did. Still, this is my second time making this particular recipe for cinnamon raisin bread, and I can’t seem to get it to come to look anything like the amazing picture that Reinhart uses in his Bread Baker’s Apprentice book. In fact, I’m starting to suspect that some of his pictures are not really good representatives of the recipes themselves (hence the “lies, lies, lies”).
Below the fold I’ll talk more about this bread, where and how I screwed it up the first time, how I fixed the problem, and why there just doesn’t seem to be any way you’ll get your bread to come out looking like that great picture he has in the book.