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Homemade Raisin Bread In The Bread Machine

a1angiem's picture
Do you have a bread machine gathering dust in a cupboard? Here's a simple recipe for Raisin Bread, so cinnamon-y and delicious toasted! The best part? The machine does all the work!
Ingredients
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (+ 1 tbsp)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Dry milk powder 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon powder 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, cut into 4 pieces
  Fast rise yeast 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In the bread maker, add the ingredients in the following order (or as suggested in the bread maker manual), water, all purpose flour, dried milk powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon powder.
2. Using a spatula move the flour to the corners of the bread maker and add the pieces of butter in the 4 corners of the bread maker. Add the fast rise yeast in the middle of the bread maker.
3. Put the machine on the sweet bread setting, and bake it for 2 hours, 50 minutes.
4. After 17 minutes of baking, add in the raisins and continue baking it until done.
5. Once done, remove the 1 and 1/2 pound loaf from the bread maker and let it cool down on the rack for 15 minutes before slicing it.

SERVING
6. Slice the raisin bread, into desired pieces and serve with tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Flour
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
170 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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3 Comments

Anonymous's picture
I noticed that you put the sugar and salt almost right next to the yeast. You might get a higher rising loaf if you put the sugar and salt with the liquid ingredients. This prevents the yeast from activating too soon. My dad taught me that..he was a professional baker for 30 years.
Anonymous's picture
I tried this method and the bread did not rise at all and it had a very salty flavor. Best to stay with the tried and true recipe and add the ingredients as the video show or as your preferred machine suggest.
Wnada's picture
I made this recipe exactly as dictated and it was way too wet. I added 1/2 c more flour on the 2nd batch and it was perfect. But with 2 1/2 cups flour it wasn't nearly enough. As I have been making bread in my bread machine for many years now, I also agree that the sugar & salt is way too close to the yeast. I get a lot larger loaf, due to yeast activation is slower when you add it at the bottom.