Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is from the book "Giant Book of Bread Machine Recipes" by Norman A. Garrett. I don't know how "authentic" the recipe is but it makes the house smell wonderful! Some of the ingredients and amounts were adjusted. I usually prepare two loaves of this bread-slicing up one loaf when it's day old and freezing later for french toast. Try adding chopped walnuts to this bread recipe!
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 1⁄2 cups unbleached flour, plus
- 2 tablespoons unbleached flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 orange, zest of
- 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 3⁄4 cup warm milk
- 1⁄2-2⁄3 cup raisins (I've also used a combination of dried fruits -- cranberries, tart cherries, etc)
- 2⁄3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
- Bake bread according to bread machine manufacturer's directions.
- Add walnuts and raisins at the beginning of the fruit/nut beep cycle.
Made for ZWT-8 because my DH loves homemade bread more than anything else he eats. I did leave out the raisins & walnuts due to DH's diet restrictions. All that said, we were of 2 minds when he said to my surprise that he favoured the savoury variety of breads. While I like both varieties, I was thrilled w/this bread & felt it was the best loaf of bread I'd ever made. The aroma of the cinnamon & nutmeg while baking & the taste of the buttered bread warm from the ABM were beyond divine! I did have a prob w/its texture. The bread is so light & airy that I couldn't get a uniform slice for toast. The bread fell apart in cloud-like pieces that I scooped up & devoured. I did have a bit more luck after I cut the loaf in half as you will see in the pic. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. It will be made again, if only for me. :-)
I used whole wheat flour, no egg and orange 1/2 orange juice instead of milk to make it lactose free. It worked really great and the bread came out fluffy and soft. It is not too sweet, just perfect. I liked it fresh with butter or cheese, it smells so nice! DH liked it also. I am not sure we will have some left for french toast but i love the idea!
Made during Ramadan Tag Game 2010
This is an excellent recipe, not just good as I previously wrote. The nutmeg flavor is wonderful! I forgot to add the raisins and walnuts but I know how much better it would be with them! I will be making this often! Thanks!