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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.

Recipe Summary

50 mins
2 hrs 50 mins
4 hrs 10 mins
30 mins
2 -9 1/2x5 1/4 inch loaves


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Scald milk.

  • Soften yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes.

  • Pour scalded milk over sugar, shortening, and salt in a bowl. When lukewarm, blend in raisins and 1 cup flour.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Punch down, cover, and let rise again until almost doubled in bulk.

  • Turn on lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half; let rest 5 to 10 minutes.

  • 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.

  • Bake in a 400 degree F (205 degrees C) oven for about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 1.6g; cholesterol 1.6mg; sodium 252.7mg. Full Nutrition