The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

BBA Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Sjadad's picture
Sjadad

BBA Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I found myself with a free morning and wanted to bake bread.  Since I didn't plan in advance, sourdough was out.  Loving anything with cinnamon, I decided to try the cinnamon raisin bread from BBA (my kids are allergic to nuts, so I left out the walnuts).  I used golden raisins and followed the formula exactly, with one minor tweak - I borrowed a technique from Cook's Illustrated (or was it Cook's Country?) and sprayed the dough with water before sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar, then sprayed the filling again before rolling.  I don't know whether it made a difference, but the swirl came out nicely with no separation or gaps.

This almost shouldn't be called bread.  It's more like dessert!  I'll definitely be making this one again.

 

 

margieluvschaz's picture
margieluvschaz

I tried that recipe last week also LOOOOOOOOOOOOve it!  Your loaves look great!

Margie

Sjadad's picture
Sjadad

Thanks Margie. I usually bake sourdough/levain style breads. This one is so easy and yields such wonderful results, I think it may become part of my active rotation. My family is already asking when I am planning to bake this again.

bakerking's picture
bakerking

I usually do sourdough too, but work this in once and a while. My coleege age daughter and friends think this is the greatest.

flourgirl51's picture
flourgirl51

What is BBA?

 

MangoChutney's picture
MangoChutney

I believe that is shorthand for  "Bread Baker's Apprentice", a cookbook that is highly thought of by many.

Sjadad's picture
Sjadad

Sorry for the mystery - yes, it's Bread Bakers Apprentice. An excellent bread book, especially for people new to bread baking.

Sjadad

flourgirl51's picture
flourgirl51

I should have known that- must have had a senior moment!