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Spiced Raisin Bread

I have two bread machines, and one is often busy baking this soft chewy loaf. The bread's nutmeg, cloves and orange peel fill my home with a wonderful aroma. Slices are great for peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
  • Makes
    1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 24 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water(70° to 80°)
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 78 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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