Homemade cinnamon raisin bread. A light airy crust, and the softest doughy inside. So yummy and easy to make!
DOUGH: In an electric mixer add warm water, yeast, and salt. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes for yeast to activate. Add sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and flour. Use bread mixing attachment and mix together until dough forms. If dough is too wet or dry, add water/flour 1 Tbsp at a time until right consistency.
REST: Toss dough on lightly floured surface, place in greased bowl. Cover with a dish towel and let sit in a warm area for 1 hour. Dough should be doubled in size at 1 hour time.
PREHEAT: Preheat oven to 450F.
TRANSFER & BAKE: Transfer dough out of bowl and onto a sheet of parchment paper (try not to handle dough) - lightly dust top of dough with flour. Lift edges of parchment paper with dough and place in dutch oven. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake for 10 more minutes until golden brown.
Remove and let bread cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
Make a cinnamon honey butter to spread on your bread. 1 tsp honey, pinch of cinnamon, 3 tbsp room temperature butter - mix together in a small bowl and spread on your cinnamon raisin bread when done. Yum!