Tuesday, June 15, 2010
TWD - Raisin Swirl Bead
This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by an Aussie blogger, Susan of Food Baby. She chose Raisin Swirl Bread from Dorie's book for our challenge this week.
My biggest challenge with yeasted products in winter is getting them to rise. However, I had no trouble with this bread, as I stuck it in front of the gas fire for the rising periods.
I was surprised my loaf rose at all, as I thoughtlessly subbed in about half of the flour for buckwheat flour, which is gluten-free (as I'd run put of plain flour and it was too cold and dark to go to the shops). Hmm ... Despite this, the bread rose happily anyway.
Instead of raisins, I used sultanas, and I used all of the inclusions in the recipe except nutmeg (which I don't have at present). I also sprinkled sugar on top of the bread before baking.
This bread tasted rather delicious, espcially when fresh. Here is the first slice being generously spread with Nuttelex:
To check out the recipe, buy the book or visit Susan's site. For other opinions on this bread, visit the TWD blogroll.