Most recipes called for eggs, and I didn't want to make that kind of bread. But I finally found one I liked from Baking Bites.
I only changed it a little, and it was because I tripled the recipe to make 3 loaves. Actually I was able to get 4 loaves out of it. And I used less brown sugar. The changes I did make are in blue
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
from Baking Bites
1/4 cup warm water (100-110 degrees) I did mine at 120-130 degrees
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast or 1 packet = 2 1/2 tsp
1 cup of milk Next time I would make it warm milk
1 cup of brown sugar, divided I used less
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter melted and divided
3-4 cups flour I would also use less flour next time
3/4 cup of raisins
In a large bowl, whisk together water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy.
Add in milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, 3 tbsp melted butter and 2 cups flour.
Mix until batter is fairly smooth.
Add additional flour, until dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl
Put onto a generously floured surface.
Knead dough by hand until smooth and elastic. Should be slightly sticky still.
Knead in raisins
Place in a well oiled bowl, and let rise in a warm spot for 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and grease loaf pans
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Roll into a rectangle
Re-melt butter, and spread onto the dough.
Sprinkle remaining brown sugar onto the butter (I didn't measure this part, but I just sprinkled it enough to cover the butter and rubbed it in. I didn't make it very thick)
Roll dough into a log
Place dough into loaf pan, seam side down
Let rise for 45 minutes to an hour
Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes
The original recipe says to let cool completely before eating. But we all know warm bread from the oven is the best. So let cool for a few minutes and then eat!
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