Versatile Raisin Bread Machine Recipe

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The best Versatile Raisin Bread Machine Recipe to die for. This recipe can make the dough for hot cross buns, Chelsea or cinnamon buns.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs and 5 min
  • Yield: 1 loaf
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bread Machine


For 1.5 Pound Loaf

  1. 7/8 Cup of water
  2. 1 1/2 Tablespoons of melted butter
  3. 1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  4. 3 cups of bread flour
  5. 2  Tablespoons of brown sugar
  6. 1 1/2 Tablespoons of milk powder (dry)
  7. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  8. 1 3/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast
  9. 1 cup of raisins (to add when machine requires it)


  1. Firstly plug in the bread machine and make sure the bread pan is clean and set in place firmly. Spray a cook and spay. lightly to prevent bread from sticking.
  2. Measure and add all liquid ingredients to the bread pan.
  3. Measure and add the dry ingredients (except the yeast) to the bread pan in the middle.
  4. Use your finger to form a hole(space) in the flour (but not deep enough into the liquid). This is where you would place the yeast. The yeast must NEVER come into contact with a liquid in the bread pan. Place the teaspoons of active dry yeast in this hole.
  5. The baking pan should be snapped into place already, then close the bread machine lid.
  6. Press the “select” button to choose the basic setting.
  7. Then press the “crust color” button to choose the crust preference you would like the bread to bake to. (light, medium or dark’ )
  8. Press the “Start/Stop” button.
  9. When you need to add the raisins the bread machine will make a beeping signal during the kneading cycle. Then lift the lid and add the raisins a little at a time until they are kneaded with the dough completely.
  10. Close the lid and leave the bread machine to finish the baking of the bread.


This raisin dough for the bread machine can be used to make hot cross buns. All you do is press the dough button.