5.30.2012

Brown Sugar Raisin Bread for the Bread Maker

Brown Sugar Raisin Bread
This is some awesome Brown Sugar Raisin Bread made in my awesome bread maker.  Stud-muffin so observantly noticed that the cinnamon raisin bread the kids like to eat for breakfast (and snack, and dinner) has high fructose corn syrup in it (yuck).

So, as usual, he recommended that during my 'free time' I make some.  "What free time? Don't you think the house would be cleaner if I had any free time?" (Haha, this is funny.  It would not.)

However much time I don't have for cleaning up, I DO have for making this bread.  It was super fast.  And, if you are like me, and want to be able to do things like cook homemade bread with no high fructose corn syrup, but lack the necessary skills to do so, a bread maker is a necessity.  Seriously.  Disclosure: No one is paying me to say that.  Absolutely no one.



If you don't have a bread maker, I have no idea how to make this bread without one, sorry.

I googled 'cinnamon raisin bread maker recipe'.  Here is what came up: Cinnamon Raisin Bread for the Bread Machine.  (A machine is the same as a maker, correct?)

Then I googled 'Product instructions for Panasonic SD-YD250'.  That would be the name of my bread maker, and while I remember that there is a certain way to add ingredients, I don't actually know what it is.  When you buy a bread maker, be sure to keep the instructions handy.  And don't pack them away somewhere mysterious.

Before you start, I suggest you make sure you have all the ingredients.  Bread makers are notoriously finicky.  I, of course, did not have any cinnamon.  Also, please read your bread maker instructions before beginning.  Because those are equally as important as the ingredients.

Brown Sugar Raisin Bread for the Bread Maker

Step 1: Check in your manual whether too add dry ingredients first or last.  Mine says first.

Ingredients:
3 cups Bread flour
3 table spoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar

Step 2: Add these ingredients to the bread maker.

2 tablespoons butter - room temperature, cut into eigths.





Step 3: Add butter.

1 cup water








Step 4: Add water.

2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast, or break maker yeast

Step 5: Add yeast to yeast dispenser.




Step 6: Turn on.  If your bread maker has a 'raisin bread' setting, that is the one you want.  Clearly.  But not Whole Wheat raisin, unless you used whole wheat flour.  Which I did not. This makes a 1.5 lb loaf, which is generally the Large setting, unless otherwise noted.

Step 7: Wait for it to beep.  You could probably use this time to clean up.  I did not.

Step 8: When it does beep,  add 3/4 cup of raisins.  Just dump them on in.

Step 9: You could use this time to clean up also, because now you wait until it beeps again.

Step 10: When that timer beeps, RUN for the machine.  I mean sprint.  Try not to be sitting on the couch three mini-muffins deep.  Yank the bread basket with some over mitts, dump the bread on a cooling rack, and try to get back before they notice you're gone.


Step 11: Let it cool.

Step 12: Slice and eat! (PS I'm terrible at slicing bread.  I have no tips on how to do it better, either.  Maybe I'll google it.)























Step 13: Enjoy!

More bread maker recipes:
  1. Soft Pretzels with Butter Glaze

12 comments:

  1. I make almost all of our bread but I don't have a machine which is very time consuming. I think I'm going to look in to getting a bread machine. Your bread looks beautiful.

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    1. I totally agree, if you are making all of it, this is well worth the expense! Took just a few minutes to throw together, then just sit back and wait!

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  2. Oh my gosh......this was totally worth it for the smile on those two tots! I too use a bread maker. When becoming gluten free over 7 years ago I began to bake my own bread and love it. I have not made breads other than true sandwich breads but may have to give this a whirl!

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    1. We love our sandwich wheat too! This was my first time with a 'fruit' bread, but it turned out so well I'm sure to be doing more!

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  3. Someone just gave me a bread making machine and I have no idea what to do with it, your timing is perfect! This just might be the first thing I try.....

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    1. That's great! The hardest part is following the bread maker instructions!

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  4. Listen with those two adorable smiles, that bread has to be the best on the planet amazing!

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  5. I want a bread maker too...Not in the near future, that is what my budget says...But I am keeping my favorite bread recipes anyway. I am bookmarking this page. Thanks!

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    1. It's definitely worth it when you have some spare $$!! Stud-muffin and I bought this as each others Christmas gifts this year.

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  6. I need a bread maker in my life! This sounds so yummy! I am now motivated to buy a bread maker. Thanks, lady! :)

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    1. No problem! I did a lot of research and went with our Panasonic SD-250, but there are tons of them!

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