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Cinnamon Raisin Scali Bread Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup raisins

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Baking sheet
- Oven

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, honey, and warm water.
4. Add the yeast to the wet ingredients and stir until dissolved.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
6. Add the raisins and mix until evenly distributed.
7. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
8. Form the dough into a round loaf and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Time:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Temperature: 375°F
Serving Size: 8-10 slices

Nutritional Information: TBD

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Vegetable oil can be substituted with melted butter or coconut oil.
- Honey can be substituted with agave nectar or maple syrup.

Variations:
- Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans for a nutty flavor.
- Add 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries for a tart flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the water is warm, not hot, when adding the yeast.
- Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes to ensure a light and fluffy texture.

Storage Instructions:
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place slices of bread on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Slice the bread and serve with butter or jam.
- Toast the slices and top with cream cheese and honey.

Garnishes:
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking.
- Drizzle with honey before serving.

Pairings:
- Serve with a cup of coffee or tea.
- Serve with a glass of milk.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Serve with a side of fresh fruit.
- Serve with a side of scrambled eggs.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the bread is not rising, make sure the water is warm enough and the yeast is still active.
- If the bread is too dense, make sure to knead the dough for at least 5 minutes.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure all ingredients are stored properly and not expired.
- Make sure all utensils and surfaces are clean before use.

Food History:
- Scali bread is a traditional Italian bread that is often served for breakfast.

Flavor Profiles:
- Sweet and spicy with a hint of cinnamon.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as a snack with butter or jam.
- Serve as a side dish with soup or salad.

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Taste: Sweet, Spicy, Nutty, Raisin, Cinnamon, Raisin-Y, Cinnamon-Y