Make raisin bread with Fleischmann's yeast by following the recipe for Grandma's Raisin Bread found at BreadWorld.com. This recipe combines easy bread-making techniques and common ingredients for a simple raisin bread.Continue Reading
To make Grandma's Raisin Bread, dissolve two packets of active dry yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Warm 2 cups milk in a saucepan, then stir in 1/2 cup sugar, 6 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon salt. Beat in 3 1/2 cups flour, the yeast mixture and 2 eggs, then stir in raisins and any extra flour needed to form a soft dough. Knead the bread dough for about 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Place the dough into a greased bowl, turning once to coat both sides, then cover with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel, and let sit for about one hour, or until the dough doubles in size.
Punch down the dough and form into two loaves, placing each in a greased 9-by-5 loaf pan. Let sit for another 45 minutes until doubled in size. Bake the bread loaves at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes, then remove from pans and allow to cool on a wire rack. Toast and butter a slice for an easy breakfast or use as the base for French toast.Learn more about Cooking