Monday, January 17, 2011

You ask...I deliver!

because I'm nice like that!

Whole-wheat cinnamon raisin bread
(only I left out the raisins)

2  cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup nofat dry milk
1  large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
cooking spray
2/3 cups raisins (optional)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 
(I used light brown)

Measure out 1 1/4 cups very warm water and check the temperature; it should be 120 - 130 degrees.  combine both flours, the dry milk, egg, canola oil, honey, salt, yeast and warm water in the bowl of a stad mixer fitted with the dough hook.   Mix 3 minutes on the lowest setting, then increase to the next highest setting and mix 5 more minutes.  the dough should be soft and sticky.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl coated with cooking spray.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise at room temp. until the dough has nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Transfer the dough to a floured work surface.  Picture it as a loose square.  Lift up one side of the dough and fold about one-third of it across; press down on the dough with spread fingers to remove any air bubbles.  repeat with the remaining 3 sides of the dough.

Mist two 9x5 loaf pans with cooking spray.  divide the dough in half; roll out each half into an 8 inch square.  brush each square with canola oil (I used melted butter), then sprinkle with the cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins.

Roll up each square of the dough into a tight cylinder; place seam-side down in the prepared pans.  cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise at room temp until the dough fills the pans an dsprings back when touched, about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375. Brush the loaves with canola oil (I used butter) and bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.  remove from the pans and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

**I got this recipe from the Food Network magazine jan/feb issue.  There were pictures to guide you through this recipe if you want to have that!!**



That One Girl said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!! It looks SO good!!!! Can't wait to make some!!! I bet it makes FANTASTIC French toast!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Love it.

I posted my chicken and dumplings recipe today and I am working on my short ribs for the and of the week or next week.


Mocha with Linda said...


Lisa said...

My SIL was raving about that very same recipe. Guess I'll have to try it.

Darla said...

as soon as i get some nonfat dry milk, i will be trying this. i never ever seem to have that stuff. thanks for posting this recipe!

Angie said...

So pretty and sounds so yummy! I may give it a try very soon.

I baked a Banana Snack cake for breakfast this morning. You can see it on my cooking blog.

I guess I'm in the baking mode because of the winter months. Love that!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Thank you thank you thank you. I will try it this weekend. You are nice like that for sharing this.

Mimi said...

Ooh, it looks so yummy!

Hugs & love,

Karin said...

Catching up on your blog...those cinnamon loaves look super yummy. Too bad I don't like to bake. :) Just read through Joanne's blog--praying for her. Thanks for posting the link.