3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (about 19 ounces)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons butter, melted, cooled, and divided margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Place raisins in a small bowl, and cover with very hot tap water. Let stand 10 minutes; drain well.
Heat milk over low heat in a small, heavy saucepan to between 100° and 110°; remove from heat. Combine warm milk, brown sugar, and yeast in a large bowl, stirring until yeast dissolves. Let stand 5 minutes.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 4 cups flour, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
Add egg substitute and 1 tablespoon butter to milk mixture; stir well with a whisk until combined. Add to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Lightly coat dough with cooking spray; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Knead in raisins.
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.
Brush a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with 1 tablespoon butter.
Roll dough into a 14 x 7-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface; lightly coat surface of dough with cooking spray. Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over dough; lightly recoat with cooking spray. Cover dough with plastic wrap; press to help sugar mixture adhere. Remove and discard plastic wrap. Roll up rectangle tightly, starting with a short edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place roll, seam side down, into prepared pan. Cover and let rise 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Uncover loaf; carefully remove exposed raisins, and gently brush dough with egg white. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until loaf is browned on bottom and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
Yield: 1 loaf, 18 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
CALORIES 172(8% from fat); FAT 1.6g (sat 0.7g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 4.6g; CHOLESTEROL 4mg; CALCIUM 27mg; SODIUM 165mg; FIBER 1.4g; IRON 1.8mg; CARBOHYDRATE 34.9g
IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!