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?