Let’s just have a moment of silence
A moment of Silence to take in
PEANUT BUTTER REVOLUTIONARY
aka any Jar of Peanut Buttery goodness that comes out of the Peanut Butter & Co. Factory.
OMG … can you imagine visiting such a place, you think those little rugrats in willy-wonka had problems keeping their hands to themselves?!?!
- – phhaaa-leeaaassseee.
Let me loose in that factory, and it will become messy (of course in a wonderfully delicious way ;) lol)
I guess I don’t have to mention just how excited I was to see that Peanut Butter & Co. can now be found at my local grocery store … to be completely frank; I had to be picked up off the floor. I wanted all of them – - seriously, I did. But
because I’m such an adult and I’m mature and all that jazz - – I only bought 1 ( not to worry, I’ll be back for the other ones :D).
I came home right after my exciting buy and lost my Peanut Butter & Co. virginity with a spoon and cinnamon swirl peanut butter.
My inherent foodie then took hold of matters and began thinking, what can I add this magic to, to rock my world?
Mama LTSL always say’s bread fixes everything and well… has mama ever been wrong?
So, I made this little doozie – - Peanut Butter Cinnamon Raisin Bread :D .
Peanut Butter Cinnamon Raisin Bread
3 Cups Flour
4 1/2 Tsp Yeast
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Nutmeg
3/4 Cups half and half cream
1/4 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Butter
1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Cup Peanut Butter and Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 Tsp Almond Extract
*see NOTE below*
3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 oc, lightly spray a 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon that will be used as your filling.
In a separate dish, lightly beat your egg.
Using a standing mixer and your dough hook – combine 1 1/2 cups Flour, yeast, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Over medium heat, bring milk, brown sugar, butter, salt and almond extract to a simmer ( this will take roughly 4 minutes)
Add your milk mixture to your dry ingredients.
Mix until just combined – approximately 2 minutes on medium speed.
Now – - it’s peanut butter time!! In goes the magic maker ;)
Next, add 1 more cup of flour.
Last but not least — add your raisins.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of flour across a clean surface. Turn your dough out and need, until you achieve a soft dough consistency ( it should feel like pizza dough).
Roll out your cinnamon raisin bread into a wide rectangle.
Lightly brush the surface of your dough, with the egg ( it is not necessary to use the entire egg – - you’ll want to save some for the top of the bread)
Sprinkle 3/4 of your cinnamon-sugar mixture over the surface.
Starting with the end nearest to you, roll your bread as though it were a jelly roll :)
Place your roll into your bread pan, seam side down.
Brush the surface of the bread, with the remaining egg.
Now, using that reserved cinnamon-sugar sprinkle over the crust to form a layer of yumm-osity ;) lol.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Allow to cool – - and then have your way with this little monster!!
Let’s chat for a second about this recipe. It’s what I would call a YAY/Boo concoction.
Yay – because it tastes phenomenal, it oozes with cinnamon goodness, cry’s with the richness of the peanut butter and holds up to a good slathering of butter like a gem. It’s a great recipe but….
Boo- since, I was aiming for cinnamon swirl bread. As you see that didn’t happen :(
*NOTE* I’m pretty sure I skimped on the cinnamon sugar that goes into the bread. Next time, I’ll probably do a 3:1 cinnamon sugar ratio.
With that being said though, there were no complaints from my main hype man – papa LTSL. He said it was the best Peanut butter Cinnamon Raisin Bread he’s ever eaten – - granted that man is both fabulous and ridiculously biased.
The bread IS a stunner and I certainly won’t call this a recipe flop – - the sugary crust that’s formed meshed with the cushiony middle, alone makes me excited to try this recipe again.
Stay Sweet Good looking people of the blog world