Country Bread with Raisins
cups of whole-wheat flour, divided
cups of rye flour, divided
tablespoon of active dry yeast
teaspoon of salt
cups of water
teaspoon of olive oil, divided
cup of molasses
cup of honey
cups of all-purpose flour
cup of raisins
How to Make Country Bread with Raisins
- In a large bowl, add 1 cup of whole-wheat flour, 1 cup of rye flour, yeast, salt, and give it a mix.
- In a saucepan, heat water, ½ cup of oil, molasses and honey to 120-130 degrees F. Once it reaches the temperature, add it to the dry ingredients, and mix until everything has moistened.
- Now, you can add the remaining whole-wheat flour along with the rye flour. If need be, add all-purpose flour so it can be a medium stiff dough.
- Dump the flour on a lightly flour surface and sprinkle with raisins. Knead it until it becomes smooth, this will take 8 to 10 minutes.
- With the remaining oil, grease a large bowl and put the dough into it. Grease the dough on all sides and cover. Keep it in a warm room so it can double in size, this takes 1 ½ hours
- When it has risen, punch it a few times and place on a floured surface again. Divide the dough in 4 pieces and make a ball. Place the dough 4-inches apart on 2 baking sheets and spray with cooking spray. Let it rise again until it doubles.
- Bake it at 325 degrees F until it is golden brown.
- Raisin bread has become a favorite for many people.
- Raisins are dehydrated grapes.
April 30th is national raisin day.