Add first 4 ingredients to bread machine pan and beat with plastic whisk or fork to mix well. Add rest of ingredients in the order given above. Select rapid or basic white cycle (approximately 2 to 3 hours.).
After 5 minutes of mixing, scrape down sides of pan with a rubber spatula. When bread is baked, remove from pan and cool on rack.
TIP: Replace 1/4 cup raisins with 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
If you use instant yeast, add 1 teaspoons white vinegar or cider vinegar.
Try this recipe on a super express cycle (1 to 1 1/4 hours).