Cinnamon Raisen Bread

1 1/2 c. warm water (110 degrees)

3 tbsp sugar

2 1/4 tsp yeast

2 tbsp butter- room temperature

2 tbsp milk- room temperature

1 tsp. salt

4 c. bread flour

3 tbsp butter- melted

4 tbsp brown sugar

3 tsp cinnamon


Combine water, sugar, and yeast and set aside until becomes frothy.  Combine milk, butter, salt, and 1 cup flour.  Add in yeast mix.  Gradually add in remaining flour.  Knead in a floured surface until becomes elastic.  Form into a ball.  Place in a greased bowl.  Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled. Roll out dough in a rectangle.  Brush the top with butter.  Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over dough.  Sprinkle raisens, however little or as much as you want.  Roll up the dough starting from the long end. Cut in half and place in 2 greased bread pans.  Brush more butter over top.  Let them rise in the pans for 1 hour.  Cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.  Let cool in pans for 10-15 minutes before removing.  Let cool for a few more minutes before cutting (if you can wait that long).