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Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"Raisins give a delightful sweetness to this tender yeast bread, and cinnamon swirls beautifully through the slices. It makes terrific toast, too. -Ruth Crawford, Tucson, Arizona"
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1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, potatoes, butter, sugar and salt. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add potato mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Fold in raisins. stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 16-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangles to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal and tuck ends under.
  3. Place seam side down in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled. Brush with butter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.


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I made a half recipe of this--one loaf. I used my KitchenAid mixer to make this recipe. I used warm buttermilk instead of water or plain milk (if you add the 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup water=one c...

When I first read the recipe and the list of ingredients I was a bit put off by the potato. However, this bread is moist, sweet and all around yummy. I made some slight modifications to suit my ...

yummy!! I made pretty much as indicated. Used golden raisins instead of the dark kind. Mine baked for 40 minutes, and I put foil over the top for the last 10 or so to avoid over-browning. Not su...

I had never made bread with potatoes before. I found the potatoes gave the bread a nice “meaty” texture to the bread that was very satisfying. The flavor is very good with the right amount of s...

Everyone loved this bread! I only had one loaf pan, so I did one loaf in that pand and one free-form loaf... it turned out great! My only advice is to make sure you roll it tight. I will make th...

This bread recipe is very good. The only things I did different was before I did anything , I soaked the raisins in boiling water a few minutes, then drained them to plump them up. And also when...

THE BEST RAISIN BREAD EVER!!! This was my first time making any sort of bread and it came out awesome and delicious! The sweetness was perfect and i added some walnuts because they taste really ...

needed to cook longer

This is fantastic. I served it with apple jelly I had just finished canning.