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Braided Sweet Raisin Loaf

This is the Braided Sweet Raisin Loaf recipe.

  • Prep: 1 h 5
  • Cooking: 25 min
Yields 12 slices
braided sweet raisin loaf

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 L) Five Roses unbleached bread flour (or All Purpose White or Never Bleached Flour)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 2 pkgs (1/4 oz / 8 g) Instant yeast quick rise
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) warm Milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter softened
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sultana raisins
  • Glaze
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) corn syrup
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) butter

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Preparation

Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add milk, butter and eggs; beat well for 2 minutes. Knead in raisins with your hands for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.

Cut dough into three equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 14-in (35 cm) long cylinder. Squeeze ends of cylinders together and braid tightly. Squeeze loose ends together and tuck under loaf. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover loaf loosely and let rise for 45 minutes or until double in bulk. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

Bake for about 25 minutes in centre of preheated oven or until hollow sounding when tapped. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Glaze:

Stir butter with corn syrup and brush evenly over warm loaf. Cool completely on a rack before slicing.

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