Saturday, May 23, 2020

Raisin Bread


Raisin Bread


2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 package rapid yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup warm milk


Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of water with a pinch sugar.

Combine all dry ingredients, along with raisins.  Cut in butter and shortening until pea side approximately.

Make a well in center and add liquid mixtures to bring together and knead.

Set aside cover and allow to rise for approximately 1 hour.

Punch down and loaf out 3/4 of dough for a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan.  Remainder dough, loaf out into 3 bun size buns.

Allow to rise a further 40 minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven of 375 degrees for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

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