Last night I had a burst of energy and the house to myself. That's the best time for me to make a mess in the kitchen! I was looking through a new cookbook I got at the library called, "Big Vegan," and I decided to make the Cinnamon Raisin Braid for our breakfast this weekend.
Although it took a couple of hours to make (it has to rise twice), it was really easy to make. You can get the recipe here (free) on Google books. Here are the substitutions I made:
Instead of whole wheat flour, I used whole wheat pastry flour.
Instead of bread machine yeast, I used fast rise yeast. (They might be the same, I'm not sure.)
I used rice milk as my non-dairy milk.
Instead of sugar, I used agave nectar.
I am such a morning person. It's sickening to those who aren't. It's my happiest time of day! I was so excited to wake up this morning, have my hot tea and a slice of this bread! I toasted it for a few minutes and spread some Earth Balance "butter" on it. It has a nice crispy crust and is so light and flaky on the inside. I think it's the pastry flour!
It's so nice to have a few minutes to sit and be still after a busy week. I hope you can find a few minutes to be still this weekend too!
"Be still and know that I am God."
P.S. I have no idea why Blogger is putting such strange spaces between my pictures!