Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place water, milk, shortening, salt, flour, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start.

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  • Step 2

    If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the raisins at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.

  • Step 3

    Take dough out after first kneading cycle has finished. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle. Spread dough with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roll dough, and divide into two parts. Place loaves in two lightly greased 9×5 inch bread pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Step 5

    Brush tops of risen loaves with melted butter and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until crust is brown and loaves sound hollow when tapped.

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