Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bob's Red Mill Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I got this mix as a Christmas gift.

I tried it in my breadmaker, using the mixing setting and everything. Just plopped the stuff in there and waited 3 hours for bread. I looked through the window as it mixed, wondering how on earth it could all get mixed properly.

I have to admit I was skeptical, but it mixed, rose, and baked without falling, unlike any other bread I've tried.

The loaf of bread itself is heavy, and seems dense. But, when it's sliced, toasted, smeared with butter and topped with cinnamon sugar, it's pretty good. Although at that point anything would be.

A tad dry, mild cinnamon flavor. With pesky raisins.
It's actually very comparable to the normal cinnamon bread from the store. Unlike many GF breads, it doesn't have that strange starchy texture and it's not too dense. It's not overly grainy or crumbly either. I have to say everything is pretty well-balanced. I'm impressed.

Overall, I might buy this bread mix again. But I'd strain the raisins out first. I'm not a fan.


ybonesy said...

Hey, I just made choc chip cookies using this same brand, for my husband, who is Celiac.

I found your site while searching for GF alfredo sauce. Looks like you are a prolific cook. Great. I'll stop by often.

TheRetroHousewife said...

Im finding I dont like a lot of Bobs products now that Ive branched out. Try Gluten Pantry's Sandwhich bread mix or Kinnickinnick's Tapioca Bread, that one is more of a sweet bread then a sandwhich bread, great for cinnamon toast.