Raisin bread from the Rock Hill Bakehouse

raisin toast

Breakfast. Or lunch. Or a snack. Or whenever.

Somewhere along the line raisin bread went the wrong way and ended up at this overly sweet, gooey place, all swirls of cinnamon and sugar. And there's nothing wrong with that exactly -- but when you want a good piece of toast it's just not the thing. Thankfully, the Rock Hill Bakehouse has avoided this wrong turn.

The raisin bread from Rock Hill is OK right out of the bag, but we're not sure why you'd ever eat it like that if you could toast it. Because this bread makes some awfully good toast.

We think the secret is its density. There's enough heft so that the outside can get crusty, but the inside stays a little chewy. And it stays hot after toasting -- an important thing because no one likes cold toast.

Sure, this bread does have some sweetness, but it's not overpowering. And it mainly comes from the large raisins that generously stud the dense loaf, not some kind of sugary cinnamon swirl.

It's a great treat in the morning. Though, who are we kidding -- we could eat this pretty much any time of the day. It's good with butter, but also give it a try with some cream cheese.

Rock Hill products are, of course, available at their cafe in Glens Falls and bakery in Gansevoort, but also look for their stuff in Hannaford, Price Chopper and the Honest Weight Co-op.

Find It

Rock Hill Bakehouse and Cafe
19 Exchange St
Glens Falls, NY 12801

rockhillbakehouse.com

There's also a store at their wholesale facility in Gansevoort:

21 Saratoga Rd
Gansevoort, NY 12831

Comments

I'm not much of a scone person, but I have had the Rock Hill Bakery scones and they converted me to a sconer. They are perfect- they are soft without being mushy and sweet but not sugary. I love them.

I bought my first loaf of raisin bread at the Catskill Mt. Foundation market in Hunter NY just before the hurricane which left me without electric for five days. This bread was my solace as I cud not cook. It was awesome and wud be awesome in any situation.

Damn you. How much of a loaf of raisin bread do you think I can eat in one sitting? I'm about to find out. Luckily I've got plenty of butter.

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