Confession - I've never made bread.
I've always been a bit intimidated by the whole process, but when I saw this recipe in the Food Network Magazine I decided to try it. This recipe makes two loaves, but I couldn't find one of my pans so I made one large loaf and 4 mini loaves.
* 2 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
* 2 cups whole-wheat flour
* 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
* 1 large egg
* 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for brushing
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
* Cooking spray
* 2/3 cup raisins
* 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
Make the dough.
Let it rise.
Soak the raisins in water for about 30 minutes.
Fold the dough.
Add the filling.
Form the loaves.
Bake the bread.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the loaves with canola oil and bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the pans and transfer to a rack to cool completely. (umm..yeah...I don't let it cool before digging into it-I like warm bread!)
Another confession - After putting the cinnamon and raisins in the middle, I found a thing of salt that Evan and obviously messed with. I asked him what he did with it and he said he had put it in the dough. The dough didn't rise as much in the large loaf, but everything tasted fine.
I thought it turned out great considering it was my first experience making bread. We all enjoyed it and the magazine said that one slice only had 99 calories!
When it started to taste a little dry I made french toast with the rest and it was SOOOO good!