This crusty, raisin-studded bread can be made with just a few pantry items. It takes little hands-on time to prepare and will make your house smell like a bakery.
Stir 3 cups flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and yeast together in a large bowl. Pour in water and stir until all the flour has been incorporated and a shaggy, wet dough forms. Stir in raisins and cover with plastic wrap.
Place bowl in a warm, draft-free space for 30 minutes or in the oven with the oven light on.
Sprinkle a clean working surface with 1 tablespoon flour. Scrape dough out onto the counter and use a bench scraper to fold the dough over onto itself several times, incorporating most of the flour into the dough. Rinse and dry the bowl.
Cut parchment paper into a liner for the bowl, folding it so that it sits flat against the bowl. Place dough on the parchment paper in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place a 5-quart Dutch oven into the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set timer for 30 minutes.
Remove warmed Dutch oven from the oven and transfer dough with the parchment liner into the Dutch oven. Cover with a lid.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and carefully transfer bread onto a wire rack. Remove parchment paper. Cool completely before slicing, about 2 hours.
Per Serving: 221 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 47.7g; fat 0.9g; sodium 295mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.