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Rosemary Currant Bread Recipe a la Julienne's?

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Rosemary Currant Bread Recipe a la Julienne's?

Hi, FLbakers,

I am looking for a recipe for a Rosemary Currant Bread similar to a bread I enjoyed at Julienne's Cafe in San Marino, California for many years.  They are well-known for this bread and I bought their cookbook "Celebrations" hoping the recipe would be included but it's not.  And I have searched the internet for an approximation and though there are lots of mentions and pictures of Julienne's bread, I had no luck with finding a recipe.

Theirs is a tender, high-rising yeast bread baked in a traditional loaf pan.  As I remember it, the bread might have some potato or oat flour in it and maybe some sweetener like brown sugar or malt syrup along with the currants and rosemary. It was not a white dough but seemed to have a little (white) whole wheat or something else to give it a little color. I have tried several recipes for 'Pan Marino', the classic Italian (?) rosemary bread, and although delicious, they turned out very crusty with some sourness.  I have also tried my own variations with little success.

If anyone knows of a recipe that might approximate the one use at Julienne's, or a raisin bread that I could adapt w/rosemary and currants, I would appreciate it.

Thanks,  tabasco

 

 

 

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Thank you, anna, for the google page.  I did quite a bit of google-ing prior to posting and couldn't find an approximation anywhere...then I tried out several of the recipes including those here on Fresh Loaf with not much luck.

Yes, the cafe is still doing a good business and I understand they consider that particular bread recipe proprietary.  And they did not include it in their new cookbook for that reason, I think. 

I guess I was hoping that someone on Fresh Loaf had tasted the bread and could advise me on what ingredients might replicate it.  Then I could  take my experiments to the next level..?! 

Thanks again for the suggestions and pls. let me know of any other thoughts.

t.