Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Old fashioned raisin bread -- in the breadmaker

This recipe is for a 2-lb loaf. From "The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook."

1 1/3 c. dark raisins
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
1 large egg
2 1/2 tbsp. canola oil
3 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
4 c. bread flour
1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. gluten
2 tsp. salt
2 3/4 tsp. bread machine yeast

Place raisins in a small bowl to heat in the microwave. Cover with water and heat to boiling. Let stand for 10 minutes to plum, then drain on paper towels.
Place all the ingredients, except the raisins, in the pan according to the order for bread machine. Set crust on medium and set for sweet bread or fruit and nut cycle.
In between knead 1 and knead 2, add the raisins.
When finished, let cool before slicing.

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