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Saigon Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Take 2

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Danni3ll3

Saigon Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Take 2

I had quite a few people asking me for a redo so here it is. Minor changes were using only 50g of additional water, doubling the amount of bourbon, mixing the cinnamon with the raisins before adding to the dough and bulking for only 4 hours as the dough temp was quite a bit higher with this batch. Here is my prior recipe: 

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/60439/saigon-cinnamon-raisin-sourdough

 

Once again I got nice oven spring. Hopefully the crumb is as nice as last time. 

 

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Danni3ll3

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cfraenkel

I baked some of these delicious loaves up, (sorry all gone except the last bits of my morning toast that I am eating while I type this!) I can't have Bourbon, and didn't have any rum, so I used Rum Runner Cider from my favorite Cidery on Vancouver Island.  The only other thing I had to do was *really* soak the raisins, because mine are very hard and dry - so I increased the soak to 80g and decreased the water in turn.  This is probably one of the tastiest breads yet.  Thanks Danni!

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dabrownman

so they were perfect;y proofed.  I'm sure the crumb will be perfect and the double bourbon will certainly put it over the top flavor wise.  Nothing like snockering in my book.  Very nice indeed and Lucy can't wait for the crumb shot!

Happy baikng Danni

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Danni3ll3

Happy with this too and the flavour really pops in your mouth. Mixing the cinnamon with the raisins was a good idea!

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Our Crumb

...for xxx bread porn.

And on a Sunday morning.  Naughty girl.

Looks irresistible toasted and buttered...for a Sunday morning!

Nice as always Dan.  Nice enough as well to roust dab from the shadows.  Was getting worried about him again as a pizza CB no-show (or have I missed him in that endless thread?).  Ciao dab!

Tom

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Danni3ll3

That comment is my usual comment to Alan for his delectable baguettes so I consider this a real compliment! 

And yes, Dab hasn’t gone missing thank goodness! He really worried us the last time he did so I hope he knows to let us know now if he is taking a hiatus. 

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Elsie_iu

the scores on this batch of bread look particularly classy to me :) 

If I read your instructions correctly, the raisins were incorporated by the mixer. However, their distribution in the crumb makes me think that they were sprinkled on top of the dough, then rolled in...? Either way, that's a nice bread no doubt! Not sure if you remember that: I once left a comment saying that your bread's crumb didn't seem to be the most open, considering the amount of white flour in your formula. Now that's no longer true! Your loaves are getting better with each bake! 

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Danni3ll3

incorporate the raisins. I am really enjoying using it actually, especially when I am making 4 batches. 

I think that the one thing I am doing lately that’s making a difference with the crumb, is improved gluten development. I now mix for a total of 10 minutes when I add the salt and Levain, then incorporate the add-ins. I used to be afraid to go over 5 minutes but David’s San Francisco bread recipe indicated one or two minutes at the lowest speed, then 9 minutes at the second speed. The dough actually visibly changes in those last few minutes. So still learning and improving! 😁

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not.a.crumb.left

and they have your name on them Danni! I am not a big fan of raisins but this looks so amazing that I would eat it quite happily! So beautiful and your signature bake with the six loaves...Kat

p.s. How is that beautiful puppy of yours?

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Danni3ll3

Well not really! I just wish she wouldn’t bark so much when she is outside. 🙄

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not.a.crumb.left

and she is guarding the house and her home...We have someone who is 'barky' when we try to eat...and he has to go and sit on his bed! ha, ha...those characters...