1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast, a little bit of sugar and a 1/4 cup of warm water. Cover and let stand for a five minutes, until the mixture gets frothy. Set aside.
2. In your electric mixer bowl, combine the rest of the water, the warm milk, butter, the rest of the sugar, salt egg and a cup of the flour. Mix until you get a creamy texture, then add the yeast and another cup of flour. Mix for a couple of minutes, then add in the raisins and continue mixing. Add the rest of the flour and beat on medium speed until a soft dough forms (if the dough is too sticky add a little more flour. Using the dough hook attachment, knead for five minutes. Then, form the dough into a ball, place it in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for an hour.
3. Line a standard size loaf pan with parchment paper. Turn your dough out onto a floured surface and roll it into an 8×12 inch rectangle. In a little bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, then evenly sprinkle it over the rectangle. Tightly roll up the dough jelly-roll style beginning at the narrow end until you get a log. Pinch the ends and transfer the log into your prepared pan (make sure you place it in the pan seam side down). Cover it loosely and let rise for another hour and a half.
4. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F. Bake the bread for 35 – 40 minutes, until the top is beautifully golden brown! Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and eating.
I am a bread lover!! I cannot wait to make this.. which will be asap. I can just imagine this lightly toasted with a smear of cream cheese on it… Now if I can just hold my mouth right and get mine as pretty as yours!
I’m a bread lover too, you will love this bread! It is so good fresh or toasted the next day! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
I’m glad you’re okay!
Yummy, I can just smell the cinnamon aroma from here! That bread looks delicious!!
Thank you, Leslie! Hope you have a great week!
So glad to hear your safe and well! This bread looks very delicious and is definitely one to add to my recipe collection!
Thank you so much! This bread really is delicious!
That look so wonderful and comforting. It reminds me of being a kid and eating raisin bread with my granny. I wish those days were still around.
Thank you, Laura!
Your bread looks delicious! Glad you weren’t without power too long.
Thank you so much!
We just made this bread and my husband and son loved it. Thanks for the recipe
Glad you liked the bread! 🙂 It’s one of my favorites too! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!
Hi! Really want to make this recipe today. Correct me if I am wrong though I am not seeing in the method Where the melted butter is used. Can someone clarify this for me! ASAP.
Hi Sam, sorry I must have missed it, I will add it in! Just add the butter into the dough at the same time as you add the milk and the rest of the ingredients. Hope that helps and that your bread turns out delicious! Enjoy!
Funny story……I cracked the egg in a separate bowl….then I totally forgot to put it in. By the time a realized I had already finished kneading! (BTW I didn’t use a mixer and did everything by hand) It still came out delicious though. Thanx!