I can’t let an almost-perfect thing stand. That gap in the last loaf of bread really annoyed me. I did some asking around, and it probably happened because the oven wasn’t hot enough, so I tried again:
The original recipe had 3/4 cup raisins (optional), so I decided to take them up on it. I thought I had read raisins should be soaked first — and I was right. Raisins are popping off of this bread like buttons off Bruce Banner’s shirt.
Which, of course, means I’m going to make this bread yet again.