A ! I've already made this TWICE in the last 24 hours! Took the first loaf to my parents and it got gobbled up. It is wonderfully moist on the inside, but has a firm enough crust that slices hold their shape when sliced. I added 3/4 cup walnuts to one loaf and it was even better IMO. Delicious toasted, with peanut butter, and just plain! Flavor is incredible. Thank you so much tinytrev!
This is the best recipe for raisin bread for the bread machine. My machine is very large and does 2 loafs so I converted the recipe to make 1.5 loafs, turned out perfect for two loafs of raisin bread. I do my bread on the dough cycle in the machine and then shape the loaves for the two pans and raise in warm place approximately 1.5 hrs. and then bake.