Scrumptious Sunday ~ Bread is the Theme ~ Cinnamon Raisin Loaf & Cinnamon Banana Bread

Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks

2 cups + 2 teaspoons warm water
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
5 3/4 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons cultured Buttermilk powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 cups golden raisins
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 Jumbo egg, beaten
1 egg white, beaten
  • Combine 1/4 cup of the warm water and yeast in your mixer's bowl.
  • Let sit until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, buttermilk powder, 1/4 cup of the sugar, salt, 3 tablespoons of the butter and the remaining water.
  • Mix on low just until combined.
  • With dough hook mix on medium 5 minutes.
  • Add raisins and mix until firm.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead into a ball.
  • Oil a large bowl, place dough inside, cover and let rise in warm place until double in size - about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Generously spray 2 loaf pans with PURE.
  • In a small bowl combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon, setting aside a tablespoon as topping.
  • Split dough in half re-wrapping 1/2 in the oiled bowl.
  • Press the other piece of dough into a 10x12 rectangle.
  • Brush with 1/2 the whole beaten egg.
  • Sprinkle half the cinnamon sugar.
  • Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.
  • With the back of a spoon lightly rub over the butter and cinnamon blending the butter and sugar mix.
  • Starting with the short end roll up the dough gently.
  • Pinch the ends together.
  • Transfer to pan, seam side down.
  • Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise 1 hour.
  • Repeat with other loaf.
  • At 45 minutes pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Brush each with the egg white.
  • Top with 1/2 the reserve sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake 15 minutes and then lower temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Bake 15 minutes more and lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake 15 minutes more.
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 + 1/2 cup butter, softened
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup rum
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
2 Jumbo eggs
1 3/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • In a small bowl pour the orange juice over the raisins and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan melt 1/2 cup butter.
  • Stir in brown sugar until dissolved.
  • Add bananas and walnuts, stirring to coat.
  • Cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs mixing well after each addition.
  • Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture blending well after each addition.
  • Add in cooled banana mixture.
  • Divide batter between greased loaf pans.
  • Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes & then finish cooling on wire rack.
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
4 ounce cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Combine all together.
  • Drizzle over breads.
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Sandra said...

Tamy these sound wonderful :)

Gretchen said...

That sounds soo yummy!!! Must have to copy this. My daughter loves to bake.

Barbara said...

Sounds delicious Tamy! I have a sour cream banana bread that I particularly like, but I'm always up for new bread recipes... These would have been great for Need to Knead as well.

LarryG said...

this looks delicious!
feed me :)

splummer said...

Both your recipes sound really YUMMY!!! Take Care!!


Anonymous said...

Both sound wonderful!

With fall in the air it's time to start trying out some of these recipes.


Shannon H. said...

I love reading your blog! I always get hungry though :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Simply scrumptious. And cinnamon raisin is one of my faves. I'll have to try the banana bread too. It has too many fabulous ingredients to miss it.

krisijo said...

Sounds great, I'll have to try them!