Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

If you are craving something sweet and a little bit different, then this bread recipe is just the ticket! This delicious sweet bread with raisins and cinnamon is bursting with flavor and sure to become your go-to snack. Not only can it be enjoyed as a treat right out of the oven, but it also makes great french toast for breakfast or extra-special sandwiches for lunch. Plus, if you have never made homemade bread before, don’t worry — this easy recipe will make anyone look like an expert baker in no time!

Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon
Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon
This sweet bread is a classic for a December breakfast: The aroma of spices that comes out of the oven during cooking, by itself, makes you understand that Christmas is upon us. 
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During the holiday season, sweet bread with raisins and cinnamon is a classic for breakfast, with it’s sweet aroma of spices filling your home as it bakes in the oven. It’s the sweet smell of Christmas and adds an extra touch of festive cheer to the house. Of course, sweet bread doesn’t just have to be enjoyed at breakfast, I love having a slice on hand when I indulge in my afternoon tea.

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  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Baking Time: 30 minutes
  • Resting Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients for 1 loaf (approx. 10 slices):

  • 125 ml whole milk
  • 10 g yeast
  • 35 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 240 g flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 40 g butter, softened, cut into small pieces
  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 30 g raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of passito or sweet wine or orange liquor
  • butter and flour to grease the loaf pan
  • 2 tablespoons milk or melted butter for brushing

Directions – Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make this Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Heat the milk in a pan until it is warm but not hot, then remove it from the heat, add the sugar and the yeast into it, and mix to melt it well. 

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Add the egg and mix again.

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Put the flour and salt in a bowl, add the milk mixture and start kneading, by hand or with an electric mixer, for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. 

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

At this point, add the softened butter cut into small pieces, the vanilla extract, and knead again for about 5 minutes: the time to obtain a smooth, soft, elastic, and shiny dough.

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Transfer it to a bowl, cover it with a piece of film and leave it to rise for 30 – 40 minutes until it doubles in volume.

Put the raisins in a bowl with the passito, sweet wine, or orange liquor and cover with a bit of boiling water, then let it sit for about 15 – 30 minutes. 

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Meanwhile, combine the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and brown sugar together in a small bowl, and set aside.

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Turn on the oven to 180°C and prepare a buttered and floured loaf pan.

Transfer the leavened dough to the work surface and roll it out with the rolling pin using a handful of extra flour to keep it from sticking. You need to get a rectangle about one cm thick.

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Brush it with the melted butter, add the sugar and spices mix on top, and add the well-squeezed raisins. 

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Roll up the dough, then cut this sausage into 7 / 9 pieces and arrange them upright in the prepared loaf pan.

Brush the surface with a bit of milk or melted butter, how you prefer.

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Place in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack, before slicing and enjoying.

Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon
Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon
Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon
Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

Nutritional Information:

This recipe is adapted from The Modern Cook by Csaba Dalla Zorza Cookbook

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Sweet Bread with Raisins and Cinnamon

This sweet bread is a classic for a December breakfast: The aroma of spices that comes out of the oven during cooking, by itself, makes you understand that Christmas is upon us. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 40 minutes
Course Bread, Breakfast, Snack, sweets
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 slices
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 125 ml whole milk
  • 10 g yeast
  • 35 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 240 g flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 40 g butter, softened, cut into small pieces
  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 30 g raisins
  • 2 tbsp passito or sweet wine or orange liquor
  • butter and flour to grease the loaf pan
  • 2 tbsp milk or melted butter for brushing

Instructions
 

  • Heat the milk in a pan until it is warm but not hot, then remove it from the heat, add the sugar and the yeast into it, and mix to melt it well. 
  • Add the egg and mix again.
  • Put the flour and salt in a bowl, add the milk mixture and start kneading, by hand or with an electric mixer, for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. 
  • At this point, add the softened butter cut into small pieces, the vanilla extract, and knead again for about 5 minutes: the time to obtain a smooth, soft, elastic, and shiny dough. Transfer it to a bowl, cover it with a piece of film and leave it to rise for 30 – 40 minutes until it doubles in volume.
  • Put the raisins in a bowl with the passito, sweet wine, or orange liquor and cover with a bit of boiling water, then let it sit for about 15 – 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and brown sugar together in a small bowl, and set aside.
  • Turn on the oven to 180°C and prepare a buttered and floured loaf pan.
    Transfer the leavened dough to the work surface and roll it out with the rolling pin using a handful of extra flour to keep it from sticking. You need to get a rectangle about one cm thick.
  • Brush it with the melted butter, add the sugar and spices mix on top, and add the well-squeezed raisins. 
  • Roll up the dough, then cut this sausage into 7 / 9 pieces and arrange them upright in the prepared loaf pan.
  • Brush the surface with a bit of milk or melted butter, how you prefer.
    Place in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
    Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack, before slicing and enjoying.
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  1. You always make it look so easy dear Riby 😊 this bread is so tasty, I tried it before but I’m sure it will be more delicious homemade and following your recipe 😊 🤗🤗💕💕

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