Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe @pinch

What a treat this homemade cinnamon raisin bread is. It's a labor of love, kneading, and waiting for the dough to rise, but well worth the effort. The cinnamon sugar swirl not only looks beautiful as you cut into it, but it also adds a sweet nugget of flavor. Your house will smell divine while the bread bakes. Spread some butter or jam on a slice, and you have a great snack or addition to breakfast. This is an easy bread to make, and what a workout you get kneading it. It's lovely toasted with cream cheese and apple butter.

cinnamon raisin bread
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Breads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) milk
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 2 package(s) active dry yeast
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar or a sugar substitute like Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter or margarine,softened
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) raisins any kind (if you like
  • you can rehydrate the raisins with a bit of any liquid
  • enough to cover them)
  • 8 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 3/4 cup(s) granulated sugar or sugar substitute,lie splenda
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
Intructions :
  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles. Then remove from heat and 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. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the moistened dough.
  • Roll up tightly; the roll should be about 3 inches in diameter.
  • Cut into thirds
  • and tuck under ends.
  • Place loaves into well-greased 9 x 5 inch pans. Lightly grease the tops of loaves.
  • Let rise again for 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes
  • or until loaves are lightly browned and sound hollow when knocked.
  • Remove loaves from pans and brush with melted butter or margarine. Let cool before slicing.

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