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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I was on a baking frenzy when I made this.  It was one of those days when you just wanted to make things.  I find that since I  have retired I just love to try and make new things.  This bread was not new to me but one of the things I did make that day.
I have been craving cinnamon raisin bread so I pulled out my recipe that I found on All recipes and did some changes.

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup warm water (110
Degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 (.25 ounce) packages
Active dry yeast
3 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup raisins
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons ground
2 tablespoons butter,

Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.

Dissolve yeast in warm water, and set aside until yeast is frothy. Mix in eggs, sugar, butter or margarine, salt, and raisins. Stir in cooled milk. Add the flour gradually to make a stiff dough.

Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for a few minutes. Place in a large, greased, mixing bowl, and turn to grease the surface of the dough. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle 1/2 inch thick. Moisten dough with 2 tablespoons milk. Mix together 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon, and sprinkle mixture on top of  moistened dough.  Roll up tightly, starting at longest end.  Cut into thirds and be sure to tuck under the ends.  Put loaves into well greased pans 9 x 5 pans, lightly grease the tops or brush with just a little butter.  Let rise again for about an hour.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until the tops are nicely browned and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.  Place on cooling rack on their sides for about 5 or so minutes.  Then remove from pan and brush tops with some butter.  Slice when cooled. (if you can wait.)

 This also makes wonderful french toast.
Have a wonderful day, and Remember to Find the time to DO all the Things YOU love.


JishasKitchen said...


Harika baratam said...

Wow awesome bread looks yummy.

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