Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

As you know from all of my Breadin5 books, I am a BIG fan of a Do-It-All Dough. A dough that can go from sweet to savory, depending on your mood. I may want to make a deep-dish pizza after work or bake cinnamon rolls on the weekend all from the same dough recipe.

In order to pull that off, you want a dough that is rich and tender enough to satisfy as a sweet treat, but strong enough to hold up as a perfect sandwich loaf for school lunches. When Bake from Scratch magazine and Bob’s Red Mill asked me to create a loaf with their super versatile and delicious Do-It-All dough for this month’s Better Baking Academy, I knew I wanted to create a showstopper, but simple enough to pull off on any Tuesday evening.

I grabbed from the Scandinavian influence that is so prevalent in Minnesota, where I call home and added orange zest and cardamom to the dough as I was mixing it. It adds such a wonderfully warm aroma to the dough, which we need in the January cold. Then I swirled the dough with raspberry preserves and twisted the dough into a beautiful and tasty raspberry swirl bread.

You can find much more information about this month’s Better Baking Academy class on Do-It-All Dough and sign up for the entire series of baking classes hosted by Bake From Scratch Magazine and Bob’s Red Mill (The Academy is FREE). You’ll find new lessons each month on essential baking skills with step-by-step photos and great tips from a wide range of baking professionals. If you’re looking to step up your baking game, you don’t want to miss the Better Baking Academy. Click here to sign up!

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough

See me make it step by step here and find the full recipe at the bottom of this post!

To make the dough – follow the directions as provided here. Add the cardamom and zest to the mixture with the butter. 

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

If your kitchen is chilly, like mine is in January, cover the bowl and set it in the oven with nothing but the light on and it will act as a proofing box. 

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Once the dough is doubled in size, turn it out onto the work surface and roll it to a 20×15-inch rectangle. 

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Spread the preserves evenly over the whole surface.

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Roll the dough into a log, starting at the long end. Cut down the center of the log with a bench scraper or knife.

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Start at the top of the divided log and twist the two pieces together,  

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

always keeping the cut side up.

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Curl the twisted dough into a spiral, then place it into a parchment-lined 8-inch baking pan. Allow the dough to rise for 90 minutes. 

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in the bottom 1/3.

Just before baking, sprinkle with sugar

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Bake for 45-50 minutes. The top will be golden brown and the center will feel set when you poke with your fingers. 

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Cool to room temperature before slicing. 

This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill and Bake From Scratch Magazine, but the words and opinions are all mine. 

Raspberry Swirl Do-It-All Dough

Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough

This recipe is for raspberry swirl bread that starts with Bake From Scratch magazine's Do-It-All dough. The dough is so versatile—you can use it for everything from deep dish pizza to cinnamon rolls.
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Ingredients

Dough

Filling

  • 2/3 cup raspberry preserves any flavor preserves, jam or Nutella will work great!

Topping

  • 2 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • Start with Do-it-all Dough from Bake from Scratch. I made it with Bob's Red Mill Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom and the zest of 1/2 orange or whole clementine to the mixture with the butter.
    Bob's Red Mill flour and ingredients to make dough
  • If your kitchen is chilly, like mine is in January, cover the bowl and set it in the oven with nothing but the light on and it will act as a proofing box.
    Do-It-All Dough resting in a glass bowl
  • Once the dough is doubled in size, turn it out onto the work surface and roll it to a 20×15-inch rectangle. Spread the preserves evenly over the whole surface.
    Do-It-All Dough rolled out in a rectangle and covered with raspberry preserves.
  • Roll the dough into a log, starting at the long end.
    Dough with raspberry preserves rolled into a log
  • Cut down the center of the log with a bench scraper or knife.
    Dough with raspberry preserves rolled into a log and cut up the center
  • Start at the top of the divided log and twist the two pieces together, always keeping the cut side up.
    Raspberry Swirl Do It All Dough
  • Curl the twisted dough into a spiral, then place it into a parchment-lined 8-inch baking pan. Allow the dough to rise for 90 minutes.
    Raspberry Swirl Bread Dough in a pan before baking
  • Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in the bottom 1/3. Just before baking, sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 45-50 minutes. The top will be golden brown and the center will feel set when you poke with your fingers.
    Raspberry Swirl Do-It-All Dough
  • Cool to room temperature before slicing.
    Raspberry Swirl Do-It-All Dough
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3 thoughts to “Raspberry Swirl Bread from Do-It-All Dough”

  1. I’m seeing you and I love you!!! Too many beautiful creations, and you are sharing those delicacies. Thanks a lot! I’ll make them and I’ll share who is the master. Thanks!!

  2. Loved this recipe! Took me a good part of the day making the dough and getting it ready to bake and then my family ate 3/4 of the loaf in one sitting! I think next time I might try this idea but try apricot preserves or Nutella swirl.

  3. I’ve made this dough several times. It’s so easy to work with!!
    It’s quick and easy to prepare too.
    My thoughts after making several batches. Put more filling in than you think you should.
    Today’s bread is apple cinnamon in a loaf pan.

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