Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Whenever we visit Illinois I make sure there is time to bake with my dad. I have so many great memories with my dad, but spending time in the kitchen is one of my favorite past times. He is a superb baker and I love learning from him.

This time I requested Peter Reinhart’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. My dad didn’t object because he loves anything and everything with raisins. We left out the walnuts because Josh is allergic and I really don’ t like nuts in my bread.

The recipe makes two loaves and they didn’t last long. My dad can never wait to slice the bread, I know that is a no-no, but he is right, it is SO good fresh out of the oven. We also used it for toast in the morning-I put extra cinnamon and sugar on my piece) We even tried French toast with the bread and it was Mmmm, Mmmm good!

A group of bloggers are baking their way through the Bread Baker’s Apprentice. I am not participating, but I love the book and enjoy following their baking adventures. For more information about the group and book visit Nicole’s blog: Pinch My Salt. This is a book you will want to add to your collection for sure!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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