Artisan Cinnamon-Raisin-Maple-Walnut Sourdough Loaf
One of my favorite treats has always been cinnamon raisin toast with butter. Once I had perfected our traditional Artisan Country Loaf, I wondered if I could make a raisin sourdough bread, with cinnamon, maple syrup and walnuts (all organic, of course). After a few attempts, I found the perfect balance of ingredients and the result was amazing. However, we found that a few of our Breadness lovers could not eat walnuts so from that point we switched over to using Organic Pecans instead. But wait, there’s more…
In Edible – San Fernando Valley winter 2023 edition, we read about Corky’s Nuts, an organic walnut farm in Fillmore that produces amazing and fresh walnuts, so we ordered some and made our first batch of Cinnamon Raisin Maple Walnut Sourdough using Corky’s Walnuts (April 2023). These loaves are now available for ordering and for bakery pickup. We will alternate making this bread with walnuts, then pecans, pending availability of the walnuts. Corky’s also grows organic pecans so we will be looking into getting those in sufficient quantity to meet the demand.
Not only is this bread great as a toasted slice with butter, it also makes the most amazing French Toast! I don’t even add any syrup on top; just Raw Farm Cultured Butter (or Nutiva vegan butter if you prefer). After such a hearty and nutritious dish as this, you might not be hungry for several hours! (organic, vegan)
Note: Our artisan Cinnamon Raisin Maple Walnut (or Pecan) sourdough is now baked weekly so it is usually available fresh. We try to keep a few frozen loaves on hand in the event we run out of the fresh ones. Those loaves are baked, cured to perfection then frozen. A loaf restores to room temperature very well and we include an instruction card that explains how to do this for best results. If you’d prefer a sliced frozen loaf, please specify in the Special Instructions box on the checkout page.