Homemade Raisin Bread

Homemade Raisin Bread
Homemade Raisin Bread

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

loaf

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 1/2

    cups of All-purpose Flour

  • 1 1/2

    tbsp of Fleishmans Instant Quick Rise Yeast

  • 1/4

    cup of Shortening (Room Temperature)

  • 1/2

    cup of Molasses

  • 1

    cup of Raisins

  • 1

    tsp of Ground Cinnamon

  • 1

    tsp of Salt

  • 2

    cups of Hot Water (100°F)

Directions

Put three cups of flour, shortening, sugar and yeast in large mixing bowl. Blend together with wooden spoon. Add water and another cup of flour. Blend together. Add another 1/2 cup of flour and the salt. Blend together. Dump contents of bowl onto counter and continue to blend by hand and knead the dough adding flour as required to prevent sticking. Knead dough for 8 – 10 minutes or until you have a nice smooth ball that is no longer sticky. Place in large bowl greased with shortening and cover with a clean towel. Place in a warm, draft free area to rise until double in size (approx. one and a half hours). Punch down and shape into loaves. Place in greased 8″ loaf pans, cover with clean towel and allow to rise in warm, draft free area for another hour, until double in size. Remove towel and place in preheated 400°F oven, center rack, for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and pans. Brush crust lightly with butter or margarine and cool on wire racks. ***making the following two changes: Substitute the 1/4 Cup of sugar for 1/2 cup of Molasses. Add 1 Cup of raisins and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to your flour at the very beginning.

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