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Two Peas and Their Pod: Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Whenever we visit Illinois I make sure there is time to bake with my dad. I have so many great memories with my dad, but spending time in the kitchen is one of my favorite past times. He is a superb baker and I love learning from him.

This time I requested
Peter Reinhart's Cinnamon Raisin Bread from The Bread Baker's Apprentice. My dad didn't object because he loves anything and everything with raisins. We left out the walnuts because Josh is allergic and I really don' t like nuts in my bread.

The recipe makes two loaves and they didn't last long. My dad can never wait to slice the bread, I know that is a no-no, but he is right, it is SO good fresh out of the oven. We also used it for toast in the morning-I put extra cinnamon and sugar on my piece) We even tried French toast with the bread and it was Mmmm, Mmmm good!

A group of bloggers are baking their way through the Bread Baker's Apprentice. I am not participating, but I love the book and enjoy following their baking adventures. For more information about the group and book visit Nicole's blog:
Pinch My Salt. This is a book you will want to add to your collection for sure!

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Blogger this, that and the other.... said...

Looks yummy, can't wait to try it!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Ryan, Melissa and Addy said...

I recently found your blog through a link on Baking Bites and it seems fabulous! You have lots of great recipes that I am excited to try!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Beautiful bread... I need to gather my bread baking energy (just made my first loaf of bread this week) and give this one a try!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Sara said...


8:27 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

oh ya..I would so enjoy a slice with my morning coffee...with extra cinnamon and sugar of course :)

8:48 PM  
Blogger veron said...

When I think of raisin bread, I remember the midnight snacking me and my dad did. Whenever our bakery have a new batch of raisin bread we always reserve one to eat at night smeared with cheese pimiento.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I cant wait for the cooler weather so I can start baking more bread. This recipe looks excellent!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

How fun to bake with your dad! I can't resist hot bread either!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

i love cinnamon raisin bread, looks fantastic and it must smell awesome. yummy. your dad is right it s best when it s still warm :)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

This is the best bread! I made it recently too and loved it so much. Glad you had a nice time with your dad :)

9:33 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

bread pudding?
and i'm not sure why you have to wait to slice the bread...enlighten?

9:36 PM  
Blogger Kalyn said...

Looks great, and so glad you get to hang out with your dad. Great memories.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious bread! I love that combo!



10:01 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

i bet it smelled fantastic! I'm waiting for it to get cooler before I start making more bread!

12:34 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Thats so fun that you cook and bake with your dad! The loaf looks just beautiful. My mom always use to buy us cinnamon raisin bread growing up so this totally reminds me of childhood

2:27 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

GREAT job! CInnamon raisin is my favorite bread!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks great!
We loved this loaf too, delish!

4:20 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Yum! I'll have to give this one a try!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

And I bet this smelled amazing while baking.
I still have not baked bread, can you believe that?

6:24 AM  
Blogger kat said...

A beautiful loaf!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Happy cook said...

I think it is so wonderful that you bake with your dad.
Just the thougt og both you beeing the kitchen together makes me feel good. I think fathers and daughters have a special relationship.

7:12 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

You just made me have some happy memories of baking with my dad! I wish I lived closer to him and my mom!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

this is one of those things that has such a fine aroma, i burn my fingers digging in too soon. :)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

YUM! I love cinnamon raisin bread.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...


9:58 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

How awesome you're learning to bake bread from your dad! Fresh warm cinnamon raisin bread sounds SO good!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

What a beautiful bread...I'm sure it's delicious!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Have to give this a try sometime.

11:17 AM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

Oh, that looks so delicious! And I bet it would make amazing French toast, too!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

That bread has made me hungry. Your dad is an amazing guy. Have a great day.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

I've never made cinnamon raisin bread before- looks heavenly. And I love that you bake with your Dad. I have a similar tradition with my Dad. We drive together to get take-out. Haha.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

I love seeing the progress of the BBA group..sounds like a great loaf.

2:14 PM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for dads and baked goods - and both at the same time :)

2:51 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That is so neat that your dad bakes too! The bread looks like it turned out scrumptious!! =)

6:24 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh that looks delish! I have fallen so behind on BBA, the last thing I made was bagels! LOL I need more hours in a day :-p

4:06 AM  
Blogger Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Perfect & delicious loaf Maria. Yes, yes to cut this one out of the oven! I love following the BBA escapades as well, & sometimes wish I had jumped on board too. This loaf is a great choice you made.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Dana Treat said...

Beautiful bread! I love things like that. And how lovely to have baking memories with your father. I don't think my dad even knows where the kitchen is.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Peabody said...

I have it in my collection...and so should others.
Bread looks great.

12:00 AM  
Blogger dlyn said...

Mmmmmm - beuatiful looking stuff!

PS - you should enable comments from people who aren't on Blogger - my comment leads back to my now defunct Blogger url. ;)

5:49 AM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

My husband adores cinnamon raisin bread. I already own the book, but have never tried this recipe. Thanks for the nudge!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

There is always something good about Cinnamon and Raisin.... looks fabulous = )

10:12 PM  
Blogger Patricia Scarpin said...

I haven't baked bread in a while now - this looks so good!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I have been seeing a lot of cinnamon raisin breads around lately - I guess its a sign I need to make some!

9:20 AM  

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