1. Dissolve dry yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Let stand for 4 to 5 minutes.
2. Place flour, dry milk, 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar and salt in mixer bowl. Using dough hook, blend on low speed for about 2 minutes.
3. Add oil and blend on low speed 1 minute.
4. Add 2 1/2 cups water. Mix on low speed 1 minute.
5. Stir in dissolved yeast and mix on low speed for 2 minutes.
6. Knead on medium speed, 8 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
7. Cover and place in warm area (about 90°F) for 45 to 60 minutes.
8. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 2 balls.
9. Roll each ball of dough into rectangle 25 x 10 x 1/4-inch thick. Lightly brush each rectangle with oil.
10. Combine 1/4 cup cinnamon and 3/4 cup sugar; mix well. Sprinkle approximately 1/2 cup Cinnamon-Sugar mixture over each rectangle.
11. Sprinkle 1 cup raisins on top of each rectangle.
12. Roll each rectangle from long side to form a long slender roll. Cut each roll into 25 uniform pieces about 1-inch thick (50 pieces total).
13. Arrange on lightly oiled sheet pan (18 x 26 x 1-inch) in rows 10 X 5.
14. Place in warm area (about 90°F) until double in size, 30 to 50 minutes. Bake until lightly browned in Conventional oven – 400°F for 18 to 20 minutes or Convection oven – 350°F for 12 to 14 minutes.
15. May be brushed lightly with melted butter or margarine while warm for a softer crust.

Notes:

1. To use high-activity (instant) yeast, follow directions below or manufacturer’s instructions. Omit Step 1. In Step 2, add 1/4 cup high-activity (instant) yeast. Continue Step 3. In Step 4, add 1 quart water (110°F). Omit Step 5. In Step 6, knead for 10 minutes. Continue as directed.

2. Substitute 6 1/2 ounces (2/3 cup) noninstant nonfat dry milk for instant dry milk, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup active dry yeast
  • 11/2 Cups warm water (110°F)
  • 13 Cups all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 11/3 Cups instant nonfat dry milk*
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 21/2 Cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups California raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine, melted (optional)

Procedure

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 15%); Total Fat 3.5 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 340; Potassium 140; Total Carbohydrate 37; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 12; Protein 5; Calcium 44; Iron 2;

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