Friday, 29 July 2016

FATIMA'S RAISIN LOAF


INGREDIENTS
4 cups of flour
1 packet of dry instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup raisins
80 grams soft butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup hot milk
2 eggs, beaten

METHOD
Dissolve yeast in the lukewarm water and put one side .
In a large bowl, combine raisins, butter, sugar, salt, and hot milk; stir to dissolve the sugar. Let mixture cool a bit .
Next -Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until you get a soft dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Cover and allow to rise for 1&1/2 hours .
Next step , punch dough down and divide into 2 portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into 2 loaves; place in 2 greased loaf pans or one big loaf pan . Cover and let rise again for about 40 to 60min .
Bake at 190°C for 30-35 . Remove loaves from pans and let cool on racks. For the large loaf bake for 45-55 minutes . When cooled a bit , brush over some apricot jam diluted with a little hot water.
Delicious .

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