Category: Bread Machine Recipes

Raisin Bread

Makes: 1 x 900 g bread
125 ml Lukewarm water (½ cup)
80 ml Milk (⅓ cup)
1 large Egg, beaten
5 ml Salt (1 tsp)
60 ml Sugar (4 tbsp)
60 g Margarine, cut into pieces
420 g Cake flour (3½ cups)
7 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 stick pack)
140 g Raisins (200 ml)
    Milk to brush
    Sugar, to sprinkle
    Sugar water glaze, to brush: Mix and heat 100 g (250 ml) sugar with 125 ml (½ cup) water
  1. Remove the pan from the bread machine.
  2. Make sure the paddle is in position and secure.
  3. Place the lukewarm water, milk, egg, salt, sugar and margarine into the pan.
  4. Add the flour and insert the pan into the bread machine.
  5. Make a shallow well in the flour and add the Anchor Instant Yeast.
  6. Switch the machine on and press menu 5 – Sweet setting.
  7. Select 900g/1 lb/1.5lb size loaf and light colour settings.
  8. Check selections and press start.
  9. When the cycle reaches the knocking down period the machine will indicate with a beep sound that extra ingredients can be added. Open the lid and add the raisins. Close lid and allow the machine to continue with cycle.
  10. Optional:  When the time indicates 1h15, open the lid and carefully brush the top lightly with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Close lid gently.
  11. When the cycle is complete, remove pan and cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and brush with the glaze for a shiny finish.
  12. Milk wash:
    Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar, before baking. Crust will be golden.