Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Raisin Swirl Bread -- Tuesdays with Dorie

Time for Tuesdays with Dorie! I can't believe it's almost been a month since I posted, I've been baking along, but had some family medical issues to deal with. I'm exicted to get back into the swing of things and missed participating.

Thank you to Susan of Food.Baby, who picked Dorie's delicious Raisin Swirl Bread for us to bake this week. I love making yeasted breads, especially those with a little sweet mixed in. This bread had a secret ingredient that I've never used in a swirl bread, cocoa powder -- mixed right in with the cinnamon and sugar swirl! I loved it and now it has me thinking of other 'secret ingredients' to use in a swirl bread, like espresso powder, mmm!

Here is the bread ready for the oven!

Unfortunately I jumped the gun and cut this beautiful bread way too early so the slices weren't as pretty as they could have been. Still every bit as delicious thought, and since this was just for a family breakfast it really didn't matter. If I were to have this at a brunch I would definitely give it a few hours to cool so the slices were prettier.

Now how did this happen? Over eager children trying to find all the raisins -- which they love and wanted to eat seperately -- before finishing the bread, ha! Don't worry, none of it went to waste. This was a huge hit with the kids and the husband liked it as well. Will be making it again for sure :)


Kayte said...

The bread looks so great...but I had to giggle at your last shot of it all...you meant for me to giggle, right? I had a little air space in mine and so I sort of can see how this happens but those little raisins just look like the remains of a bad accident. It tasted good...I'm going to try it again and see if I can roll it tighter.

Tia said...

your bread makes me smile :)

Katrina said...

Your bread look great, perfect picture of the loaf ready to bake!
I made cinnamon rolls. Great dough for that, too!

Pamela said...

Gotta love those kids! ;o) Your bread looks great!

Flourchild said...

It's so nice to have you back, I have missed you! Im glad your doing better and your baking with us again!!
Your bread looks great! if you have any left you must try the french toast! I made some with the left over half of loaf and it was so good! I loved it!

Anonymous said...

The bread looks great! It's so funny that the kids disassembled it to eat the raisins separately! I like the idea of espresso powder - that would be tasty with cinnamon.

Mehreen said...

Thanks for this post. I will try at home.

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Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I can almost smell the bread!! Fabulous!


superman said...

your bread looks so delicious..

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mj said...

Your Raisin Swirl Bread looks super nutritious, consisting of complete protein...

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Ana Margarita Supitran said...

Wow..I'm going to try it too..I love that..keep posting..

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