Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Bread Machine)

Bread Machines are so perfect for those "I am in the mood for Cinnamon Raisin Bread moods" but you have loads of laundry to do, kids to play with, bed linens changed and a million and one other items on your To-Do List making it impossible to devote the time to baking.  Very much like a crock pots, you add the ingredients, turn it on and walk away!  3 hours later you have homemade bread!  I love mine and use it all the time- I am all about making my life easier from time to time!  If you don't have one, you can usually find them at garage sales and Salvation Army's for cheap.  Or you can do like I did and ask around and see if anyone has one sitting around unused taking up space they want to free up!  (They have no idea what they are missing out on!!) Here is a terrific recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Bread.  It doesn't have a "swirl" of cinnamon, but instead the cinnamon is infused throughout the entire loaf.  It is yummy and makes the house smell amazing.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Bread Machine)  
1 egg + water to equal 1 1/4 cups
2 Tablespoons powdered milk
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
3 2/3 Cups All Purpose white flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons yeast

add ingredients:
1/2 cup Raisins (although I added 1 cup!  I like a lot of raisins in mine!)

1. Measure first 8 ingredients in the order listed into Baking Pan
2. Insert Baking Pan into oven chamber, twist to secure and close lid
3. Select: Sweet Bread Setting
4. Select "Regular" or "Dark" crust (I always choose the "regular" crust, I find the "dark" way too dark for my taste)
5. Press Start- there will be a 15 minute preheat delay before mixing begins
6. Add raisins when the "Add Ingredient" signal beeps
7. Using oven mits, remove bread when completion beep sounds.
8. Cool on a wire rack before slicing

Baking time: 3:50 hours and Makes a 2.0 lb loaf

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