Homemade bread is full of sweet, plump raisins and toasty, nutty pecans. Golden Raisin Pecan Bread will be your new favorite loaf!
What is your favorite food? I know it is so hard to pick, but if you absolutely forced me to, I think I would say bread. I love bread! And it doesn’t get any better than this homemade Golden Raisin Pecan Bread.
Seriously, this loaf is a winner. Everything about it is perfect – the texture, the flavor, the crust, the looks. It is one of the best loaves I’m made so far. And bonus – the recipe makes two loaves so you can eat one right away and freeze slices of the other one to have fresh bread for weeks! The recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe.
Ok so please don’t stop reading when I tell you this….this bread uses a starter. I know, it sounds scary! And in the past I would have run far, far away from a recipe using a starter. But I promise you – a starter couldn’t be easier! The only “hard” part is planning your timing.
So what is a starter you ask? It is just water, flour, and a little bit of yeast mixed together. It takes about 2 minutes to make – seriously easy. Then it sits at room temperature for 4 – 8 hours. Then you stir in a little more flour, and put it in the fridge overnight. The next day, you have your starter! It gives bread so much depth of flavor and an amazing texture. It is really worth the extra effort.
I must say, I was pretty impressed with myself when these loaves came out of the oven. I thought they looked like something you would buy at a bakery! And the flavor is incredible. The nutty pecans taste great with the sweet raisins. I had about 4 slices when it was still warm – I know recipes tell you to wait until baked goods are cool before slicing into them, but I just can’t resist the smell of fresh bread!
If you are overwhelmed by this recipe, then try my Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread. It is much easier to make!
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