The smell of fresh bread baking has to be one of lifes most heavenly scents. Just down right fabulous. This Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a recipe I have tweaked and changed over the years. It is wonderful warm out of the oven with a bit of butter and honey spread on the top. It is just as good toasted spread with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar on top. Yep. That’s what I’m talkin’ about. However you choose to enjoy…
I believe you will enjoy it indeed!
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Time: about 90 minutes
Yield: 4 loaves
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
4 C hot water
4 t salt
1/2 C butter, softened
3/4 C sugar
2 T dry milk
4 t cinnamon
2 C raisins
10-12 C flour
3 T yeast
1. Put the water, salt, butter, sugar, dry milk, cinnamon and 4 C of the flour in the mixer, mix for 1 minute.
2. Add the yeast.
3. Keep adding the flour one cup at a time until the dough scrapes the side of your mixer clean.
4. Mix for 8 minutes.
5. Add the raisins and mix just until incorporated.
6. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes.
7. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and place each piece in a loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.
8. Pick each piece up, holding it in one hand, smack it repeatedly to get the air bubbles out. Shape it into a ball and place it back in the pan. Repeat with each section of dough.
9. Put the pans into a warm 170 degree oven and let rise for about 20 minutes, or until the dough has risen 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
10. Turn the oven up to 350 and bake for 25 minutes. (The 25 minutes includes the time it takes for the oven to increase in temperature)
11. Brush a bit of softened butter over the top of the hot loaves. Let cool on a wire rack.