Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Homemade Raisin Bread

I am what you would call the ultimate bread lover. As much as I´d love to have Kate Middleton´s slender physique, I would never ever be able to follow the Dukan diet and give up completely a fresh loaf of bread! One of the things I was missing the most, when we left Paris, were the freshly baked baguettes with their fluffy texture and amazingly crispy crust. Luckily, we were able to find a decent equivalent here in Graz (thanks to Martin Auer bakeries) and we indulge almost everyday. But since I love challenges and I love to experiment in the kitchen, I wanted to give a real homemade raisin bread a try. Baking bread at home can be quite tricky, but I found an easy and almost foolproof recipe in one of my numerous cookbooks (you can find a printable version here), and I couldn´t be happier with the results. The crust was just as crispy as I love it, and the crumb was soft and fluffy, with a little bit of sweetnes from the raisins. I think I´ve just found my new favorite breakfast treat!
Have you ever tried to bake a bread? What was the outcome? 

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  1. in my country bread is this brown'ish thingy (from rye flour) and the one you've made is called white bread here in Estonia.
    anyway, I don't buy bread from the store, I always bake it myself :) but I haven't tryed to make white bread (though the one with raisins is beyond delicious). I think I'm going to check out the recipe ;)
    oh, and you should try to make bread from rye flour!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  2. Uhmmmm que maravilla, me encanta!!
    Un besito ^^

  3. Looks fantastic, I love bread :))) xx

  4. It looks delicious! I make a similar one in a round shape!

  5. You are an amazing chef!

  6. looks very delicious. you are good :)))

  7. I just had raisin toast this morning! Sadly it was not homemade, but hopefully this will motivate me!

  8. These are the kinds of things that make me wish I could bake. This looks absolutely delish!

  9. I'm a bread lover too, and even if I don't like raisins, this looks so yummy! <3

    Girls that glitter love the dark

  10. omg it looks so tasty dear! i am so hungry now :( you are a great cook <3 xx

  11. Hi, sweetie!
    Thank you so much for always dropping by my blog, it's sooo sweet!
    And I absolutly ADORE this post and I am kinda hungry and now even more xD
    Tasty stuff!


  12. looks delicious!!

  13. mmmmm! Nothing is better than bread...nothing.

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  14. I love homemade bread so much. This one looks lovely, the twist is especially pretty

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  15. Yum! I love that you used golden raisins, great idea! I love baking bread- usually quick breads like banana bread, but sometimes I'll make a yummy rising bread like a cocodrillo :)

  16. ohhhh boy this looks incredibly yummy... as much as I try to avoid bread because of all the carbs I can never get away, I'm almost like an addict! I will have to try this!!!
    Darling Bonnie

  17. Oh WOW that looks good! My mom LOVES raisin bread. I'll have to tell her about this.

  18. Yummy, Yummy, looks delicious. Kisses and have a nice weekend.


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