Monday, June 14, 2010

TWD Raisin Swirl Bread


I think I better stick with muffins. I was excited to make Dories Raisin Swirl bread. All went well, it mixed up beautifully, the dough was easy to work with. The added nutmeg made the dough smell delish. All was going well until I cut into the loaf. Please someone tell me what I did wrong??


Our hostess this week is Susan, check her blog, food.baby for the complete recipe. Her bread is beautiful. I'm excited to see what other TWD members created. Hopefully something better than this!
I think this recipe would work well as monkey bread. I would make two smaller loafs, dip small balls of dough in melted butter then in cinnamon sugar. Stay tuned.....
It is tasty bread, this loaf will have a future as bread pudding!

25 comments:

Leslie said...

It tasted good and will make a nice bread pudding...that doesn't sound like a fail to me!

It looks like you didn't roll it tightly enough...

Judy said...

Your bread looks fine. Possibly you could roll it a bit tighter so when it rises the spaces won't be so large. I'm sure it tasted great.

Tia said...

i love the swirl, it looks artsy.

jill said...

Funny, it looks so perfect from the outside...I can only imagine the look on your face when you cut into that thing!!

Even with some gaping spaces, it still looks yummy. Can't wait to see the bread pudding!

Heather Davis said...

It looks pretty good to me! The taste is what is important anyway. I loved it. A little too much...

theunappreciatedbaker said...

Your bread looks like it tastes delicious. I would just call it "rustic" (that's what I do whenever anything doesn't turn out looking like I want it to.)

Nickki said...

Your loaf looks pretty good to me :-) Maybe you needed to roll it a little tighter. As long as it still tasted good it isn't a fail x

Lady Baker said...

It may just be a matter of rolling it tighter?? I'm the last one to have diagnosis-I usually hold my breath and wish for the best! I still think it looks really good--and I'm sure the taste is great!

Romaine said...

I made one of these myself. It was rolled plenty tight so I don't think that's the problem. I'm guessing you let it rise a little too long. I was careful not to forget about mine the second time and it was much better. If you look carefully at Dorie's picture, her roll has a little separation at the top too.

Flourchild said...

Eh who cares about a little space, your bread looks terrific! This recipe was so good and the bread was delicious!

Amber said...

My one and only attempt at raisin bread looked exactly like yours.... It still tasted good! I agree that monkey bread would be a tasty way to do it....

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your bread looks great! I had the same space at the top of my bread too and assumed that I just didn't roll my loaf tight enough. Looking forward to the results of the monkey bread experiment!

Beth said...

Looks good to me! I agree - probably just not a tight enough roll. But I'm sure it still tasted great.

Sweet and Savory said...

I don't see this as a problem. I know it tastes great and what is a little bit of air?

This from someone who makes, at least one mistake, on each cake, I bake. Yours is not a mistake. A tighter roll is no big thing, in my opinion.

Cakelaw said...

I think it looks lovely - and I am sure it tasted delightful! Well done.

Kayte said...

The outside looks absolutely perfect in color and everything. The inside looks nice, too, and I know what you mean...I rolled it tight but still had a little airspace. I think Di said it has something to do with that butter layer in there. Sometimes things are just mysteries. Are you going to try this one again?

Susan said...

Did someone say bread pudding? That sounds like a wonderful idea for this bread.

My guess is you didn't roll the dough up tight enough, but it still looks good. :)

jillbert said...

Monkey bread is a great idea! I think your loaf looks wonderful. I've made a different cinnamon swirl bread and had a big gap at the top. When I made this one, I tried to roll it tighter, and that seemed to help.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I think your bread is great, many of us got spaces next time I'm sure you'll tghten it and let it raise less and it will be cuter but I think it already is !

Erin@The Sweet Life said...

This was my first loaf of yeast bread, so I'm not authority on the subject, but my gut says maybe you didn't roll it quite tight enough.
But it still looks beautiful, and I'm sure it was delicious!

Jeannette said...

the first loaf of swirl bread i made turned out just like this (except a bit darker) and i wondered what i had done wrong. i bet it still tastes great though so no worries!

honeymuffin said...

Monkey bread, yum! I think bread is meant to be imperfect. Don't bakers call that "rustic???"

Katrina said...

I think your bread looks perfectly shaped and risen. I made cinnamon rolls, the dough was great to work with. I've seen many whose bread did that, but haven't heard anyone who didn't like the taste!

Barbara Bakes said...

It sounds delicious. I haven't had a good raisin bread in a long while. I'm sure it would make a fabulous bread pudding. Great idea!

baking.serendipity said...

Your swirl is so clear and beautiful here! This looks like a great recipe. There are so many good ones on your blog!