Raisin Bread (not Bread Machine)

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I could eat this forever. Note: I reduced the baking temperature, because the amount of sugar makes the bread brown faster.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave, let cool it cool to lukewarm temperature.
  3. Add warm water or milk to dry mixture, then add butter.
  4. Mix all ingredients together and let stand for a minute.
  5. Add flour to the mixture and stir until it forms a ball.
  6. Flour countertop, dump out the dough and knead for at least five minutes or until dough no longer sticks to counter.
  7. Place in greased bowl and cover.
  8. Let rise for 1 hour, then punch the dough down.
  9. Let rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  10. Place dough into breadpan and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Not rating this as it didin't rise for me--at all. It may have been bad yeast. I still cooked it, and it came out a brick, but a brick with good possibilites. I will have to try and make it again with fresh yeast. All of the cinnamon in it is a nice touch.

Kasha May 16, 2005

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