Ingredients

How to make it

  • Plump Raisins: Add enough boiling water to cover raisins and soak for 20 minutes until plump. Drain execs water before adding to filling
  • For the cinnamon sugar: Combine ingredients in small bowl, breaking up clumps. Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  • For the bread: Spray large bowl with cooking spray.
  • Whisk milk, melted butter, and yolks in large liquid measuring cup.
  • Mix 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar, yeast, sugar, flour, and salt in large bowl of standing mixer fitted with dough hook.
  • Turn mixer to low and slowly add milk mixture.
  • After dough comes together, increase speed to medium and mix until dough is smooth and comes away from sides of bowl, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • (If dough seems too sticky, add up to 1/4 cup more flour during kneading.)
  • Turn dough out onto unfloured counter.
  • Knead to form smooth, round ball.
  • Transfer dough to greased bowl and turn to coat.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. (Do not place in warm oven, or sugar in dough will melt.)
  • Spray 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • On lightly floured surface, press dough into 20 by 8-inch rectangle, with short side facing you.
  • Using spray bottle, lightly and evenly spray dough with water.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar over dough, leaving 2-inch border along top edge. Lightly spray cinnamon sugar with water until damp but not wet.
  • Distribute the raisins evenly over cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Starting at edge nearest you, roll up dough, then pinch seam and ends closed.
  • Place loaf seam side down in prepared pan, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise at room temperature until 1 inch above rim of pan, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt remaining tablespoon butter and brush over top of dough.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar and bake until top is deep brown and center of bread registers 185 to 190 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Turn bread out onto rack and cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • Slice as desired. (Bread can be kept in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    cool, thanks for this great post! 55555
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  • adanie45 4 years ago
    Actually it is Christmas Eve and after a few failed attempts at some other raisin bread recipes I figured I would try one more...I really wanted some fresh backed raisin bread for Christmas morning...as I type this it is in the oven and I have to say...I am already truly impressed. The house smells amazing as does the look of the bread so far. Bravo! Definitely adding this to my book.
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    " It was excellent "
    dutchie326 ate it and said...
    Guess what I am going to be making this weekend!!!!!!!!!!Thanks a bundle for this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Woo Hooo.... Got my attention! Great!
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wow....this sounds reali great&loved it....
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    Wow!!! I don't know what to say! this looks amazing!!! I will flag it! It certainly deserves! You are a great chef Michael. I will definitely do this and take it to the road trip instead of breakfast. It is a 3 hour drive to the north to my grandmother's. This will be great! Thank you so much for sharing. Big 5!! Ana
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Woww!! Just wonderful Michael..Great work.
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    " It was excellent "
    angelinaw ate it and said...
    Michael, I am speechless. It looks, sounds, and is going to taste so good! I am going to try to make this, I hope I can do it justice. I would like to give you higher than a 5, but I can't. Thanks for sharing and as always, high five!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    WOW, WOW Michael... What great photos. You’re very gifted in photography!
    I can smell this baking and I haven’t even pulled the flour out of the cabinet yet! I’ve recently been bitten by the bread bug myself, so this is going to the top of recipes to be tried.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I can smell the cinnamon thru the screen! Mmmmm I know this is really good stuff! Thanks for sharing a great recipe with great photos too.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Oh, Michael, I am so saving this one! Can't wait to make it! Love your step-by step photos, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    magandab ate it and said...
    What a great looking and smelling bread (I have smellavision in my computer, dontcha know). This gets my 5 and you get blamed for my weight gain!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Count me in on all those comments. I know what I'll be baking in the morning. This is one incredible recipe & I'll be sinking my teeth into a piece of it tommorow, or several pieces. High 20 from me too & flagged
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    " It was excellent "
    coffeebean53 ate it and said...
    Wow 5's all the way. I love cinnamon breads.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Great job, Michael. I have used and played with this recipe many times and know how delicious it is. It's one of my go-to cinnamon-raisin bread recipes. Bravo for your adaptation - I love your putting the raisins in the cinnamon mixture. You get a high 20 (only 5 are showing) and a flag for beauty. Great pictures - thank you! :D Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Do NOT..repeat...do NOT leave your kitchen door unlocked.
    And do not count on Bassanio to keep me out because he knows I will share it with him.

    What a wonderfully creative recipe. You have a 5 for the recipe...a five for the aroma...and a 5 for the taste ... and a five for the photography.

    Cannot go higher...have only 10 fingers and ten toes.

    Joymarie
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Flagged!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Yummy ..Michael..send me some of it?? :)
    55555
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Wow i can smell it baking now mmmmmmm haha love cinnamon breads

    yummy mr baker man .........five

    tink aka mini
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