Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Recipe by Tonkcats
READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
SERVES: 30-36




  • Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Stir in 1 3/4 cups warm water, 3 tablespoons sugar, the salt, shortening and 3 1/2 cups of the flour.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Mix in raisins and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl, turn greased side up.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  • (Dough is ready if an indentation remains when touched.) Punch down dough; divide into halves.
  • Roll each half into rectangle, 18 x 9-inches.
  • Mix 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon water and half the sugar mixture. Roll up and place in pans.
  • Brush with butter; let rise 1 hour.
  • Bake at 425 degrees f or 25 to 30 minutes.