Monday, January 24, 2011

Warm Up to Cinnamony Goodness

Today we spent the whole day indoors, hiding out from the cold and snow that just won't seem to leave. When it's cold here, I do laundry and bake to warm up the house. I usually bake all my family's bread, but we already have some whole wheat for sandwiches in the freezer and needed some variety for breakfast. So I threw together some granola adapted from a recipe from the Complete Tightwad Gazette with raisins, almonds, currants and coconut and decided to bake some bread. Behold the beauty of my Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread~ hand-kneaded, raised with heat from the dryer and just as tasty as it is beautiful.

While I wish I was clever enough to have come up with the recipe, you can find it here on and make some cinnamony goodness all your own. **Hint- I used bread flour in place of all-purpose and it's best enjoyed slightly warm with a little butter. Mmm! Yummy!


  1. Looks yummy! I've been wanting to start baking my own sandwich bread. I need to find some good recipes to do so. It's been so cold here to; a nice loaf of bread in the oven would certainly warm things up. Maybe I'll give it a try when I get home from work tonight. =)

  2. I wrote an article that has my favorite recipe in it that makes six loaves. I bake off two and freeze the rest of the dough to bake as I need it. Check it out and get the recipe at