© Edward Pond
Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
4 HR
Yield
Serves : 8

Good News Lionel Vatinet developed this hearty bread—a good source of fiber—to satisfy his Eastern European customers.    More Breads and Biscuits  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine both flours, the salt and the yeast. Turn the machine to medium low, add the water and mix until the flour is moistened, about 2 minutes, scraping down the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Increase the speed to medium and knead until a soft dough forms, about 2 minutes longer. Add the raisins and knead just until evenly distributed.

Step 2    

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and form into a ball. Set the dough in a well-floured bowl, cover with plastic and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Step 3    

Preheat the oven to 450° and spray a 9-inch, enameled cast-iron casserole with vegetable cooking spray. Turn the dough out into the casserole. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand until the dough is doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Step 4    

Remove the plastic. Dust the top of the dough with all-purpose flour. Using a razor blade or sharp knife, make a shallow X in the top of the dough. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the loaf is risen, lightly golden on top and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads 200°. Tip the bread out onto a wire rack. Let the bread cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Chef's Notes

One Serving 244 cal, 0.7 gm fat, 0.0 gm sat fat, 54 gm carb, 7.0 gm fiber.

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