Overnight Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread Recipe
- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups lukewarm buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raisins
step 1: In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
step 2: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk; mix well until dough pulls together. Dough will be somewhat soft. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
step 3: The next morning, or when you are ready to bake your bread, take out your dough and knead in a little flour. Let dough sit at room temperature for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
step 4: Press out dough onto a lightly floured surface to a rectangle. Brush the surface with melted butter and sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Roll up dough and place, seam down, on a lightly greased baking sheet.
step 5: Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes, or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped.