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Cinnamon Sugar & Butter Rum Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Sugar & Butter Rum Raisin Bread

This luxurious fluffy bread is filled with rum raisins and topped with cinnamon sugar and butter.

Ingredients: 2 long slim loaves

Strong (bread) flour
300g
Sugar
30g
Salt
4g
Butter
30g
Milk
210g
Dry yeast
4g
☆Rum raisin
80g or more
※Granulated sugar
as needed
※Cinnamon
to taste
※Butter
to taste

Steps

1. Make the dough in a bread maker. The photo shows raisins that have been soaked in rum for 1 week.
2. Right before the dough has finished mixing or kneading, add the drained raisins.
3. Once the dough has finished, gently press out any remaining air pockets.
4. Separate the dough into 16 equal portions. Cover with a damp cloth to prevent drying and let rest for 15 minutes.
5. After letting them rest, shape them into neat balls.
6. Place them in the greased bread pans. (Since it's difficult to remove from the pans, I lined them with parchment paper.)
7. Let rise a second time.
8. After rising, score the middle of the tops and place the ※ butter in the cut.
9. Spray with water and sprinkle on the granulated sugar.
10. On top of that, sprinkle on a generous amount of the cinnamon.
11. Spray the other tray of dough with water and bake both for 22 minutes at 180°C.
12. After they have finished baking, drop from a low height onto a hard surface to release the steam.
13. They're complete. They're soft so be careful when removing from the pan.
14. They're so very soft when you tear them apart.
15. Here is cinnamon sugar & butter rum raisin bread.
16. This is the butter-topped loaf. The cinnamon sugar is crisp and delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I saw the perfect rum raisins, I started to really crave some raisin bread.
I decided to use the slim bread pan that I haven't taken out in awhile.
Topping with butter is up to you, and of course, you can use a large bread pan if you prefer.