Almost Home Bread
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Almost Home Bread
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:03:39 AM. Recipe ID 27726. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Almost home bread
 Categories: Breads
      Yield: 1 Servings
 
      1 c  Milk
      2 pk Dry yeast
    3/4 c  Water
      3    Eggs -- room temp
    1/3 c  Butter or margarine
    1/2 c  Sugar
  6 1/2 c  Flour -- to 7-1/2 cups
      2 ts Cinnamon
      6 tb Sugar
           Butter or margarine --
           Melted
  1 1/2 ts Salt
     12 oz Dark raisins
 
  Combine milk, water, and 1/3 c. margarine in a saucepan. Heat until
  liquids are very warm (120-130~). Margarine doesn't need to melt.
  Place 6 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast in Bowl. Mix for about 1
  minute, then gradually add eggs, then warm liquid. Mix until smooth.
  Add remaining flour until dough clings to dough hook (or becomes
  unmanageable for your mixer). Remove from bowl and knead for 10
  minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl,
  turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from
  draft, until doubled in bulk, about 35 minutes. (Know what I do? I
  put a towel on a rack in my oven and set the bowl there. And then I
  close the oven door and turn the oven on its lowest setting while
  counting to 20. Turn the oven off; this seems to provide the bread an
  optimal temperature for rising.) Meanwhile, combine 1/2 c. sugar and
  cinnamon. Punch dough down. Little by little, knead in those raisins
  until distributed evenly. Divide dough in half; roll each half to a
  14x9" rectangle. Brush lightly with melted margarine. Sprinkle each
  with half cinnamon-sugar mixture. Beginning at the 9" end, tightly
  roll dough and shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 9" loaf pans.
  Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in
  bulk, about 35 minutes. Take the loaves AND the towel out of your
  oven (towel flambe just ain't that chic, folks). Place oven rack on
  lowest position. Loosely "tent" aluminum foil over top of each loaf.
  Preheat oven to 375~. Bake for about 40 minutes; remove foil "tents"
  and brush tops of loaves with margarine. Bake 5 minutes longer.
  Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  
  NOTE: Best to toast this in a toaster oven inasmuch as the cinnamon
  swirls tend to "separate" a bit. But this alters the taste not in the
  slightest! Millions (well LOTS) of palates have thrilled to this
  stuff. Yours will, too!
  
  




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Recipe ID 27726 (Apr 03, 2005)

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