Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Had to do it again, to clear the air.

Cinnamon and Raisin White Bread -5 stars

Let first say that the other night, I tried to make this bread from another recipe from, but increased the recipe a bit and well the experience ended in me running out of the shower with just a towel around me, to find my husband in the kitchen, yelling and screaming about the bread machine being on fire. The bread machine was NOT really on fire, however it was smoking really bad. What happened was my calculations were off and the dough was way to wet, which led to over rising and it overflowed the pan and ran off the sides onto the burner coils. Yuck yuck yuck.
The house smelled all night and all the next day. But I had to try again and get that bad experience out of my kitchen. With proper calculations and this recipe from my breadmans recipe book, everything turned out great! Im giving this 4 stars because I think the bread is too spongy. Im giving this 5 stars.. after cooling down all the way, the bread is perfect.. the flavor is very good, but still would like more raisins. I like the flavor very very well, but maybe with whole wheat next time, it will be much better, or even half and half, half white and half wheat. I may want more raisins next time too.

Cinnamon Raisin White Bread
This is a 2lb loaf

1-1/4 cups + 2 TBL Water
2 TBL oil
3 TBL brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 TBL cinnamon
2 TBL dry milk
4 cups bread flour
2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2/3 cup raisins (add in extras dispenser or at second rise)

Select fruit and nut cycle, 2lb loaf, medium crust.


  1. I'm a sucker for all bread recipes, but cinnamon raisin is one of my favorites. Yours looks delicious!

  2. Thank you so much! This is my sons all time favorite right now too.