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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

For the Dough:
5 cupsbread flour
4-1/2 teaspoonsactive dry yeast
1/2 cupsugar
1 teaspoonsalt
3/4 cupmilk
1/2 cupwater
1/2 cupbutter
2eggs, room temperature
For the Filling:
1 cupgranulated sugar
2 tablespoonscinnamon
1 cupraisins
2 tablespoonsbutter, melted
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Cinnamon Raisin Bread - Equipment List

Measuring Cups and Spoons
Mixing Bowls

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread - Instructions

In large mixer bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt; mix well. Heat
milk, water, and butter until to 120 to 130 F (butter does not need to melt). Add to
flour mixture. Add eggs. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium
speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead
on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place dough in lightly
oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover with a warm, damp kitchen towel. Place in a
warm area of the kitchen to rise until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.

Filling

Combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Punch down dough. Divide into 2 parts. On
lightly floured surface, roll or pat each half to a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Brush each
rectangle with 1 TBSP melted butter to within 1 inch of edges; sprinkle half of

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread - Instructions Continued

cinnamon mixture and 1/2 cup raisins over buttered dough. Starting with shorter side,
roll up dough pressing firmly as the roll forms. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place
in greased 9 x 5-inch bread pans. Cover; let rise in warm place for 45 minutes-1 hour.
Bake at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans; cool.

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