Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Bread

2 c.  warm water

1 t. sugar

1 T. yeast

1 T. salt

1 c. brown sugar

2 c. warm water

1/4 c. melted margarine

1 T. dough enhancer

8 1/2 - 9 1/2 c. bread flour

1 c. sugar 

2 T. cinnamon

1 c. raisins {optional}

 Combine 2 c. warm water, 1 t. sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes for yeast to proof. Mix together salt, brown sugar, remaining water, margarine, dough enhancer, yeast mixture and 3 c. flour. Add another 3 c. flour and mix. gradually add remaining flour. Dough will be sticky and not form a ball. Knead for 5 minutes. 

Let rise 1 1/2 hours. Punch down and divide into 3 sections. Add raisins to dough if desired. In a small bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon. Roll out loaves, brush with water and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll up dough into loaves and place in greased pans.


Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Brush with butter in the last few minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes and then remove from pans and let cool on a wire rack.


*Hint -Place loaf pans on top of a cookie sheet while baking to catch any cinnamon sugar drips.*