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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion

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~ Raisin Bread ~

1 pkg quick acting yeast
1 T sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
1 cup milk, scalded and cooled
6 cups sifted flour
4 T shortening
3/4 sup sugar
1 cup raisins, floured
1 1/2 t salt

Dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in lukewarm water;
add lukewarm milk and 2 cups flour. Cream shortening
and sugar together; add to yeast mixture, and beat until
smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until light,
about 1-1/2 hours. When well risen, add raisins, salt
and remaining flour, or enough to make a soft dough.
Knead lightly. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and
let rise again until double in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.
Mold into loaves, place in well greased pans to half
full; cover and let rise again until light, about 1
hour. Brush with egg beaten with 2 Tablespoons cold
water; bake at 425F for 15 minutes; reduce heat to
375F and continue baking for 30 minutes.
Makes 2 loaves


For gift giving set each loaf on top of small
bread board. Wrap in Saran Wrap. Embellish with
a homespun fabric bow and gift tag.

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