14 June 2010

TWD: Raisin Swirl Bread

 I think this modern-day still life bodes well, don't you?

This is gonna be a quick post, too.  I'm still on the road in Kentucky, where I am reading and grading Advanced Placement examinations (if you've got a kid who took them this year...um, my apologies in advance.  I have their best interests in mind, I swear!).  It's a very VERY busy schedule--long days of introspection into the minds of America's sixteen-year-olds will WEAR YOU OUT--so I can't say all I want to about this bread.  What I will say is 1) it's easy;  2) it came out perfectly;  3) it's fabulous; 4) thank you Susan, selector of this recipe!

 
The dough came out the perfect consistency without any extra add-ins of flour or milk.  Nice and satiny and non-sticky but still soft.

It also rose much faster than I expected--but then I remembered my yeast was "rapid rise."  Oops.

Since I had no oranges, I added a tablespoon of orange juice to the dough and plumped the raisins by simmering them in Grand Marnier.  

all ready for the oven

all ready for the rack

all ready for the eatin'

Is there much else to say?

17 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Your loaf looks fabulous! Nice job!

Judy said...

Looks gorgeous!

cindy said...

Perfect! Mine wasn't. But it did smell good and it will make excellent bread pudding.

Leslie said...

Beautiful loaf! Faster rising means faster eating!

Tia said...

great job! Cinnamon eating time!
Martha inspired Dorie Cinnamon Raisin Bread

theunappreciatedbaker said...

It looks delicious, glad you enjoyed it!

Nickki said...

What a beautiful loaf! I loved this recipe, one of Dorie's best!

Lady Baker said...

Quick post..quick loaf...and if your house is like ours--quickly gone! Your bread looks great!

Romaine said...

Grand Marnier is a great idea. I couldn't taste the orange much the way it was.

Flourchild said...

Im impressed even with your busy schedule you make this bread! It looks so good and Im glad you enjoyed it!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your bread looks wonderful!

Beth said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of the Grand Marnier :-)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

It's beautiful!! Great job, Miss Kate! :)

Susan said...

Perfect looking bread! I loved this one...so easy and delicious!

natalia said...

You are right it is wonderful !!

Food.Baby said...

Sounds great with the Grand Marnier and what a perfect swirl! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for baking with me :-)

The Asymptotic Faery said...

Oh wow! I love the interior of this bread loaf. Beautiful results.

 

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