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Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • 2 packs active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • some cornmeal

Directions

In bowl, combine 3 cups flour, raisins, salt, cinnamon, baking soda. Combine milk and water in pan and heat till liquids are very warm (120-130 degrees). Add to dry ingredients and beat well. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter.

Spoon into 2 9x5x3" loaf pans which have been greased and coated with cornmeal. Sprinkle tops of loaves with additional cornmeal.

Cover: let rise in warm place, free from draft, for 45 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown and hollow sounding. Remove from pans immediately and cool.

Slice and toast.