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Hearty Raisin Bread

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"Although I just recently moved to the country, I love from-scratch cooking, and baking bread is a favorite pastime. This rich bread has a delectable cinnamon flavor and is loaded with raisins."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, honey, salt, cinnamon, eggs and whole whet flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; sprinkle with raisins and knead in. Divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Beat egg white and cold water; brush over dough. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cover loosely with oil if top browns too quickly. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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Most helpful positive review

This raisin bread was excellent! It stayed moist for the few days that it lasted. I did soak the raisins in water while the dough was rising. And then rolled out the dough, sprinkled it with ...

Most helpful critical review

This bread was mediocre at best. Boring wheat bread with a few raisins thrown in. My husband won't eat it, so I'm using it for French toast.

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This raisin bread was excellent! It stayed moist for the few days that it lasted. I did soak the raisins in water while the dough was rising. And then rolled out the dough, sprinkled it with ...

This is Soooo Good! It's not too sweet like the kind you get from the store. I mixed the dough in my bread machine, and baked it in the oven. It turned out great! Watch it, as the recipe suggest...

I'm giving the recipe 5 stars, but the loaf I made only gets 4 1/2, because the crust was a little crunchy, but was my fault. I didn't have honey, so I used brown sugar, and I also added a littl...

I followed the recipe to the "T" and it came out great! Very moist, yet firm on top. Everyone that tired it loved it!

I have tried several bread receipes from this site, this one is the best. Even my sweetie pie said so. It's the right texture, not to sweet and soooo fluffy. I did not have AP flour on hand, so ...

This bread was mediocre at best. Boring wheat bread with a few raisins thrown in. My husband won't eat it, so I'm using it for French toast.

I used cranberries because I never have raisins, but otherwise followed the recipe, however, I used the dough setting on my bread machine, then kneaded & divided it into two loaf pans. Came out ...

I made this using my sourdough starter instead of yeast and it came out great, so great, in fact, that I left out the raisins and just used this recipe to make a regular loaf of bread and a roll...

This bread is sooo good! I made it exactly as the recipe is and it was great! My husband loved it too!!