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Hearty Raisin Bread

 Hearty Raisin Bread
Although I just recently moved to the country, I love from-scratch cooking, and baking bread is a favorite pastime. This rich bread has a delectable cinnamon flavor and is loaded with raisins.
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, honey,
  • salt, cinnamon, eggs and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir
  • in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a
  • floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let
  • rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

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Hearty Raisin Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; sprinkle with
  • raisins and knead in. Divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in
  • two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until
  • doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Beat egg white and cold water; brush over dough. Bake at 375° for
  • 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when
  • tapped. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly. Remove
  • from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 161 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.