Jan's Deluxe Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Total Time
5hrs
Prep 1 hr
Cook 4 hrs

This has been in our family forever. Always made for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Scald milk, add sugar, spices and butter.
  2. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add crumbled yeast.
  4. Allow to stand for 20 minutes.
  5. Add beaten eggs and flour gradually.
  6. Beat until smooth.
  7. Turn out on a floured pastry cloth or floured table and knead until smooth and elastic.
  8. Place in a large greased bowl and cover with a clean cotton dish towel.
  9. Set in a warm place and let rise until it is doubled in bulk; approximately 2 hours.
  10. Turn out on a floured counter and roll out the dough into a rectangle shape, approximately 30 inches by 18 inches.
  11. Cover it with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar mixed together, and then the raisins.
  12. Cut and roll into 3 loaves.
  13. Place in well greased loaf pans, cover and let rise until double in bulk, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  14. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 25 minutes.
  15. Remove from pans.
  16. Brush sides and tops with melted butter and cinnamon if desired.

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