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Raisin Bread

Makes: 1 x 900 g Raisin Bread   Bread Machine: Menu 5
Preparation Time: 15 minutes    Baking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes – Sweet Setting

Ingredients

125 ml Lukewarm water ( ½ cup )
80 ml Lukewarm milk ( ⅓ cup )
1 Large egg, beaten
5 ml Salt ( 1 tsp )
60 ml Sugar ( 4 tbsp )
60 g Margarine, cut into pieces ( 4 tbsp )
420 g Cake flour ( 3 x 250 ml + 4 tbsp / 3¼ cups )
7 g Anchor Bread Machine Yeast ( 1 packet )
140 g Raisins ( 200 ml )
Milk, to brush
Sugar, to sprinkle
Sugar water glaze, to brush

Method

  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 cake flour and insert the pan into the
    bread machine.
  5. Make a shallow well in the flour and add the
    Anchor Bread Machine Yeast.
  6. Switch the machine on and press
    menu 5 – sweet setting.
  7. Select 900g/1 lb/1.5lb size loaf and light colour.
  8. Check selections and press start.
  9. When the cycle reaches the knocking down period the
    machine will indicate with a beep sound for extra ingredients to be added. Open the lid and add the raisins.
    Close the lid and allow the machine to continue with the cycle.
  10. When the time indicates about 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 and brush with the glaze for a shiny finish.

Milk Wash

Brush with milk before baking and sprinkle with sugar.
Crust will be golden.

Sugar Water Glaze

Mix 100 g ( 250 ml ) ( 1 cup ) of sugar and 125 ml ( ½ cup )
water together in a saucepan and simmer over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Cool and store in the fridge. Use when required.

Raisin Bread