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Bread Machine Swirled Cinnamon Raisin BreadThis makes a swirled loaf of cinnamon raisin bread by using the Manual Dough Cycle, removing and shaping the dough by hand, returning the shaped dough to the bread machine to rise, and baking the bread with the bread machine Manual Bake Cycle. Finally the cooled cinnamon raisin bread is drizzled with a sugar glaze.Bread:1 egg, beaten1/4 cup warm milk3/4 cup warm water1/3 cup white granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup softened butter3 1/2 cups bread flour1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) bread machine or instant yeastFilling:1/2 cup raisins2 Tablespoons softened butter1/3 cup white granulated sugar1 Tablespoon cinnamon (I used Penzey's Apple Pie Spice)Topping:1/4 cup confectioners sugar1 1/2 teaspoons milkAdd all the Bread ingredients in order given or as recommened by your bread machine manual.Select MANUAL DOUGH CYCLE and press START.In the first few minutes of kneading, adjust the dough, if necessary, so it is smooth and non-sticky by adding flour or water, a tablespoon at a time.After the MANUAL DOUGH CYCLE completes, remove the dough and mixing paddle from the machine.Roll the dough out on a bread board into a 9 x 13 inch rectangle.Distribute the raisins evenly over the entire surface of the rolled out dough. Press them into the dough gently. Spread 2 Tablespoons of softened / melted butter over the entire surface of the rolled out dough.Mix 1/3 cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a measuring cup. Make sure they are mixed well. Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly over the entire surface of the rolled out dough. Starting at a 9-inch wide end, roll the dough into a cylinder.Pinch the seam shut along its length of the rolled cylinder and pinch shut the two ends of the cylinder roll of dough.Replace the rolled dough in the bread machine with the large pinched seam down and the two ends of the roll folded under to fit it in the machine. Make sure bread machine is off. Close bread machine lid and allow the dough to rise until it has reached the top of the bread baking basked (about 1 to 2 hours).Select MANUAL BAKE CYCLE and press START.When the MANUAL BAKE CYCLE completes, remove the bread from the machine and allow it to cool on a wire rack.When the bread has cooled, mix the topping ingredients and drizzle over the top of the loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Bread.Make sure to return the kneading paddle to your bread machine so it won't get lost.Makes one 1 1/2 lb loaf.
Old cooking measurements: drop, pinch, dash, dessert-spoonful, salt-spoonful, size of a walnut, size of an egg, teacupful, coffee-cupful, wine-glassful, tumblerful, Handful.
thanks for the recipe....great idea....first time I've seen this method....
This works out well in the summer. Manually forming the loaf makes a better final loaf of bread and baking in the bread machine keeps the house cooler.
Thanks for sharing your recipe..
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Not sure how well this recipe would work in a vertical bread machine pan - as written it is for a hortizonal loaf pan! FYI
I make this in a Sunbeam 5891 Bread maker. However it comes out in your machine, it's got to be better than letting the raisin bread run through the normal cycle with only raisins inside of the loaf.
Sounds like a great idea!! I bake all my bread using a bread machine but my Breadman Pro horizontal machine does not have a MANUAL BAKE CYCLE. Wonder if it might compare to a 'regular white cycle' or maybe a 'fruit & nut' cycle. Great idea to take out the paddle. Would love to try it since I hate to start my oven when it got up to 96 today in Iowa. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
Without a manual dough cycle or manual bake cycle, I would do this:
Run the machine on the white bread or sweet bread cycle.
Wait for the kneading cycle to finish and the rising cycle to begin.
Remove dough and bread machine kneading paddles. Leave the machine running on its white or sweet bread cycle.
Manually shape the loaf and return it to the machine as in the recipe above.
Let the bread machine complete its rising and baking cycle.
This should work, even though the machine would probably run a punch down operation during the rising cycle. With the paddle removed, the empty post shouldn't affect the shaped loaf if it spins up for a few seconds of a punch down cycle.
There is a chance the shaped dough might rise too much without a punch down cycle. It all depends on how fast the shaped loaf rises verses how much time the machine rising cycle allows before baking starts.
I guess another alternative is to place the shaped dough in a loaf pan, allow it to rise, and bake it in a toaster oven. At least a toaster oven is smaller and won't heat up the house as much. You can also place a toaster oven on the back porch, patio or in the garage and let it bake there.
Like the sound of this recipe a lot and plan on trying it soon. However, I will make the dough in the breadmaker and then proceed manually after that and bake it in a regular loaf pan, like I do all my other breads
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