Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Ingredients

  • 2 Packages dry yeast
  • 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 1 3/4 Cups warm water
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 6-7 Cups Gold Medal flour
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Butter (softened)

Instructions

  • Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Stir in 1 3/4 cup warm water, 3 tbsp. sugar, salt, shortening, and 3 1/2 cups of the flour.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Mix in raisins and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl.
  • Turn greased side up.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 hour. (Dough is ready it an indentation remains when touched.)
  • Punch down dough and divide into halves.
  • Roll each half into rectangle 18x9-inches.
  • Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle each half with 1 tbsp. water and half of the sugar mixture.
  • Roll up, beginning at 9-inch side.
  • With side of hand, press each end to seal.
  • Fold ends under.
  • Place seam side down in greased loaf pan.
  • Brush with butter.
  • Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove from pans.
  • Brush with butter and cool on rack.

Notes

Credit by: Bruce Carlson

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