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Raisin Bread III

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe uses a white bread straight dough as the base. When making raisin bread, you may use brown sugar instead of white. Grated orange or lemon rind may be added."
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4 h 10 m servings 172
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 -9 1/2x5 1/4 inch loaves)


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  1. Scald milk.
  2. Soften yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Pour scalded milk over sugar, shortening, and salt in a bowl. When lukewarm, blend in raisins and 1 cup flour.
  4. Stir in yeast and beat well. Add 3 cups flour, continue beating until smooth. Beat in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn on lightly floured surface; let rest about 5 minutes.
  5. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl; turn to bring greased surface to top. Cover, let stand in warm place until dough is doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch down, cover, and let rise again until almost doubled in bulk.
  7. Turn on lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half; let rest 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased loaf pans 9 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  9. Bake in a 400 degree F (205 degrees C) oven for about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 172 calories; 1.6 35.5 4.4 2 253 Full nutrition

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This one was ok. We have lost our grandmother's raisin bread recipe, and I wanted something a lot like it - a white dough that you let rise before baking. This was the closest I could find. I...

I made this recipe for a fondue party and received a lot of compliments. It held up well for dipping. The only changes I made was to use approximately 5 cups of bread flour and 1 cup of whole ...

i added 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, and soaked the fruit first. i came back into the kitchen after 30 minutes because i could smell burning! when i took the bread out ...

I don't know whether it was my oven or the recipe but mine came out a little burnt and I had to turn my oven off at 40 minutes. The remaining 10 minutes cooking time were all residual heat. So I...