Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

Yummy yeast bread that can be made with or without a bread machine.....great for morning breakfasts!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water, milk, shortening, salt, flour, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Select cycle; press Start.
  3. If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the raisins at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.
  4. Take dough out after first kneading cycle has finished.
  5. (If you don't have a bread machine just knead by hand for a good 10 min, or until throughoully combined).
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle.
  7. Spread dough with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  8. Roll dough, and divide into two parts.
  9. Place loaves in two lightly greased 9x5 inch bread pans.
  10. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  12. Brush tops of risen loaves with melted butter and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until crust is brown and loaves sound hollow when tapped.
Most Helpful

5 5

I used my Kitchen Aid to mix this. DE-LISH-US!!! I took notes from others and plumped up my raisins in water first and also added 1t. cinnamon to dough while mixing. One loaf went to a friend, the other was made into French toast. I will need to get cracking on another batch - DH didn't get a taste of this one...OOPS! :)

5 5

I made this without a breadmaker. Added about 1tsp cinnamon to the flour, used the sugar and water to proof the yeast, and heated the milk, shortening, and salt together before mixing. Dough was a bit tough to knead at first, but softened after the first rising, and the final product is well worth it - this recipe's a keeper!

5 5

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I've made this recipe dozens of times and give most of the loaves away. I get rave reviews all the time. Very easy to make and the bonus is that you get 2 loaves! Thank you for making me look good :)