In the office I had a reputation for harboring contraband. Yep, it's true and I'd gladly be a repeat offender. Why? Because my so-called illegal good was nothing more than a toaster. A toaster for goodness sake!
Nine times out of ten I was using the toaster for cinnamon raisin bread. The glorious smell of yeast and spices would permeate the hallways of our floor and most people knew they emanated from my office. Luckily corporate security never found out!
The Mar/Apr 2012 issue of Cook's Illustrated has a recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Bread that I knew I wanted to make right away. My experience with bread making is pretty limited but I'm getting more and more practice with recipes like these. I don't think there's anything better than the smell of freshly baked bread...absolute bliss! The recipe is really straightforward and the results are just like in the magazine. Looks like my toaster will be on overdrive for the next few days.