Put in a warm place to rise. You’re the best! I’m traveling and not available to review my recipe notes. By Vanessa Greaves December 02, 2020 Skip gallery slides. He would ask me to make it for him, when he and my mother would come to visit. This recipe makes 2 loaves. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and bring this to my attention. Stir in the raisins and walnuts in the dry ingredients. Up top, it says to add sugar to eggs. The recipe makes two loaves. This soft sandwich bread, studded with raisins, is our American take on "fancy" Irish bread. Hope your chalka turned out as you’d hoped. Bake in greased and floured cake pan for one hour at 350°F. Pour 1 3/4 – 2 cups of golden raisins into the sauce pan to help plump up the raisins. Hello CC – thank you for your comment. Credit: Kim's Cooking Now If sharing is caring, our Allrecipes home cooks are the sharingest, caringest people we know. Polish food, like sauerkraut and kielbasa, we knew were ethnic foods, but this raisin bread I didn’t realize was part of a traditional Polish Christmas Eve or Wigilia,  I stumbled onto a great website Polish Christmas Eve Supper Recipes – Wigilia   As I read through the recipes, several we ate throughout the year. Mimi. . My grandmother’s bread was a family favorite for over 50 years. Remove to a cooling rack. Home > Recipes > Breads > Grandma's Raisin Bread. Cover with a kitchen towel. Mix well. I decided I’d better practice, before I leave for Indiana, so neither one of us is disappointed. Cream together sugar and shortening, then add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda. But I felt I wanted to share my grandma’s raisin cake recipe with you all. I must admit that I do not know why my family calls this raisin bread, because it has always seemed more like a cake to me. I cannot tell you how many yeast recipes I’ve ruined because I did not proof my yeast before mixing it in with the flour. Let the butter melt, and the mixture cool until lukewarm. Thank you for sharing your recipe and story…My grandmother used to make and then my mother and now me and it’s very therapeutic for me, so many great memories! Baking, Breads, Christmas, Ethnic Foods, Polish. I wonder if it makes any difference. It does not get made often, and still, is never made as well as my grandmother made it. The raisins need to be dry when you begin to knead them into the dough. Take another paper towel, and make sure the raisins are nice and dry. Drain the raisins in a small strainer. Hi Nancy! Bake until the bread is golden brown and center appears cooked through, about 45 minutes. DIRECTIONS. Add one cup of sugar, and one teaspoon salt. https://sustainmycookinghabit.com/grandmas-easy-bread-recipe My grandmother use to make this but I never paid much attention as I left home when I was 16 years old. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cold water. Put mixture into greased loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes in a preheated 350°F oven. In the bowl of your mixer, stir together 2 cups flour, the milk mixture, and the reconstituted yeast mixture. Divide the dough into three equally portioned strands. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. You’re making a sponge, so cover the bowl with a kitchen towel, and put in a warm spot to begin to rise – 15-20 minutes. There are a few extra steps compared to making regular yeast loaves, but so much worth it. Let rise till double and bake at 325 for about 1 hour. View All Start Slideshow. Place the dough in a greased bowl. In a medium … It is delicious on its own, but my favorite way to eat it is toasted with butter. My grandmother and dad would go mushroom hunting near our home – dry them, and save them for soup or added to sauerkraut. Punch down and put in bread pans about 6-7 loaves. In the bottom, it’s stating to add raisins after the dough has risen for 2 hours. Thanks so much for your comment. I remember having uszka (“little ear” dumplings) just once, when my grandma’s sister came to the United States from Poland for a year. Once the 15 minutes is over, place the bread pudding in the oven and bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until the top is set. Then tuck them under to keep from burning. The written instructions don’t match the instructions with the photos. If it’s a little sticky, that’s OK. Place the dough on a floured surface, and begin to knead in more flour, at little at a time, until the dough becomes smooth. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cold water. Flashback 50 Years: Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Raisin Bread. You’ve made my day! Makes 1 loaf. Thanks for your comment. Mix thoroughly. About 5-10 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and mix to combine. A Polish traditional Christmas Eve bread, this makes sweet egg bread loaves loaded with raisins. Thank you again and the most joyous holiday to you!! Let sit for 10 minutes, and remove the raisin bread from the loaf pans. I love it toasted or plain with Kraft Cheese Whiz! Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Stir together to make a sponge. In a stand mixer add the warm water, sugar, salt and yeast. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Polish Christmas Eve Supper Recipes – Wigilia, Old Fashioned Beef Cube Steak with Tomato Gravy, Grilled Steak with Creamy, Cheesy Pasta,Tomatoes & Mushrooms, ½ cup of butter (one stick), room temperature, 1 Tablespoon active, dry yeast, reconstituted in ¼ cup warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar, 3 egg yolks + 1 whole egg, lightly beaten, 1½ - 2 cups golden raisins, plumped in boiling water, drained, and dried on paper towels, Put raisins in a small bowl. Total Carbohydrate Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top and sides are nicely browned. We ate very well. mix well. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. Chalka was one of our very favorites. Cut or tear your bread into bite size cubes, about 1 inch square, and pile in the baking dish. Place the dough in a greased bowl. 5 add raisins … That means you will have 5 cups of flour in all. 2 remove from heat and add 1 cup cold water. I hope the recipe turns out just as you remember and brings back loving memories. While everyday Irish bread is made with baking soda and whole wheat flour, ours has just a touch of whole wheat; adds yeast to the leavening, and begins with an overnight starter, which improves flavor, texture, and keeping qualities. Add the butter in pieces to melt quickly. She would always be baking something, and I was her official taste-tester. I have some rising right now for Thanksgiving. Once the dough is nicely risen, remove it from the bowl to a lightly floured surface. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. 1 c. sugar 2 cakes yeast 1 tsp. I am 83 years old now and I make her Polish egg bread alot but not for a while. Add remaining water, sugar, salt, butter, and 2 cups flour; blend well. The bread freezes well. Set in a warm place until the dough has doubled in bulk. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. While the sponge is rising, separate 3 eggs – save the whites for another use, like an omelet or an angel food cake. Braiding helps to make the loaves pretty, but you can skip this step. Set aside to cool. Somehow, I grew up taking much of the food we ate for granted. Sprinkle the raisins on top. Let cool until it is lukewarm. I have tweaked hers a bit but all Ingredients are the same as yours except the vanilla, I will have to try that next time and love the soaking if the raisin tip!. I made lots of it when the kids were younger, but not in a while. GRANDMA'S RAISIN BREAD : 1 c. milk 1/4 lb. In the bowl of your mixer, add the lukewarm milk and butter, and the yeast mixture to the bowl. Using the dough hook, add the rest of the flour. Pour 1 3/4 – 2 cups of golden raisins into the sauce pan to help plump up the raisins. Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside. When the braid has risen to the top of the loaf pan, preheat the oven to 300°F. Add raisins and flour to dry mixture. My grandmother's famous recipe. https://grandmasthing.com/grandmas-country-white-bread-recipe This recipe has been handed down through many generations of Polish wives and homemakers. My original recipe says to add 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to the eggs and whisk until combined. Recipe is great as is or add some cream cheese frosting. Stir in eggs, mashed potatoes, raisins, and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Fold the dough over the top in thirds, and begin to knead the dough until all the raisins are thoroughly incorporated. The sponge will be ready when it has risen slightly, and there are bubbles across the top. Oh this is just about an exact same recipe as my moms….since she could no longer bake and now left this earthly plane I picked up her tradition of baking this for the past 15 or so years. Practicing helps to bring it all back. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free … Add 1/2 cup of flour at a time to equal 2 cups total of additional flour. Place raisins and 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil for five minutes. It also makes a special French Toast. raisins Follow the instructions for white bread to make the Cinnamon Raisin Bread, except for the raisins. Heat milk in a small saucepan until very warm (120° to 130°F). Stir in sugar, butter and salt; pour into a large mixing bowl and cool to lukewarm. Place 1/2 cup warm water in large warm bowl. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/238124/grandmas-date-nut-bread vanilla. Mix with mixer or by hand with flour and etc. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the crusts are nice and brown. Remove to cooling racks. My Polish grandmother made this traditional bread throughout the year. Grandma's Raisin Bread makes wonderful toast! https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grandma-s-oatmeal-bread Mix well. Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil if you notice heavy browning on top. Good luck to you and your brother. I checked the web instructions and the recipe and you’re right! Repeat with the second half. 1 place raisins and 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil for five minutes. Knead for an additional 6-8 minutes. Place raisins and 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil for five minutes. Add 1 cup sugar and salt to the eggs and beat until combined. Allow. Cut the dough in half, and each half into thirds. 143.4 g If you have good luck using rapid rise yeast or adding dry yeast to your dry ingredients, by all means, have at it. Now you can put the bowl on the mixer. On a sheet tray lined with paper towels, sprinkle the raisins. Let the raisins plump - 10-15 minutes. Henry, you’re absolutely right. can’t waite to get there and try. Add 2 cups of flour. DIRECTIONS. Add 3-1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture and eggs; beat with mixer at medium speed until smooth. 4 cream together sugar and shortening, then add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda. Once the dough has doubled, remove to a lightly floured surface. First, in a small sauce pan, boil a cup or two of water. Cut the dough in half, put one half aside. I just have rotten luck. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. I remember how excited my father was, because the two sisters, his mother and aunt, were busy in the kitchen making many of the foods he remembered from his childhood. My best advice is to add the sugar to the eggs, not to the ingredients for the sponge. Take another paper towel, and make sure the raisins are nice and dry. In a separate bowl whisk the sugar, eggs, melted butter and vanilla together and then add oat mixture. I usually put mine in the oven with the light on. 3 eggs, set aside. So, take 1/4 cup of warm water, add one teaspoon of sugar, add 1 Tablespoon of yeast. It’s probably a quirk of mine. Grandma’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a not too sweet bread with a perfect cinnamon spiral through the center. will be good to start baking again and have my brother help me so he can learn too. Add the milk, sugar, butter, eggs, salt and 2 cups flour. I usually place foil on top … Facebook; Pinterest; You’ll love to reach for cinnamon raisin bread when you’re craving a snack. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. 3 let cool until it is lukewarm. Grandma’s Raisin Cake Recipe. https://melissaknorris.com/vintage-recipe-grandmothers-date-bread-recipe Cream together sugar and shortening, then add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda. Roll into equal-sized ropes, and braid the loaf. And he asked me sometimes to use dried fruit rather than raisins, like the kind of candied fruit used in fruit cake. At this point, the dough may have formed into a ball or just may be sticking a bit to the bottom of the bowl. Mix well. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Too much sugar in the sponge might inhibit the yeast and the sponge rise may take longer. In a small saucepan, scald 1 cup of milk. Sprinkle the raisins on top, and fold into thirds. But, it is one that has been in my family for many years and is enjoyed by all. On a sheet tray lined with paper towels, sprinkle the raisins. Cooking Tip:               Proof your yeast. July 12, 2018 Jessica Faidley Dessert Recipes No comments. If you slice the bread first, it is easy to grab a slice to toast for an easy breakfast. Marion Webber, former owner and operator of Haskill’s Greenhouses began the family owned business in 1986 in St. Clair, MI. Remove the pan from the heat, and add 1 stick of butter. Roll the dough into a rectangle. Not exactly like Grandma’s, but then who bakes better than their grandmothers? Anyway, this December, my daughter will give birth to her third child – he’s due the day after Christmas. If desired, to make bread a little richer, work in 2 tablespoons butter and 1 egg. Drain the raisins in a small strainer. After 10 minutes, remove the loaves from the pans, and allow to cool to room temperature. Or toasted with eggs and bacon for a perfect breakfast. About 5-10 minutes. Recipe. Repeat with the other half of dough. XXOO – Mimi, Copyright, At Mimi’s Table 2013-2020, All Rights Reserved. I have very fond memories of childhood on my grandma’s farm. The raisins need to be dry when you begin to knead them into the dough. Knead until elastic. What could be better than a thick slice of homemade raisin bread with the topping of your choice? Put the braid into a well greased loaf pan, mine is 9″x 5″. Next, scald 1 cup of milk in a small saucepan. (If you let your dough rise in the oven, be sure to remove the loaves before heating up the oven.) this looks like what she use to make. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Now you will be a favorite of mine. Beat the eggs, sugar, and salt until the mixture is thick and thoroughly combined. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. on the top you used one cup sugar with the egg York mixture but in the instruction at the bottom you put it with the sponge. Cover with boiling water. Share. Pour raisins into a strainer, and. Also, in the top, it says to take dough out of bowl, knead and add raisins before rising. Now, braid the strands together to make an attractive braid. Watch the dough to make sure you don't add too much flour. Add raisins and flour to dry mixture. Hi Amelia! The slices are awesome slathered with butter, served with a cup of coffee. Stir together, and when it has doubled or tripled in volume, you’re good to go. The only thing my daughter has consistently asked for is Grandma’s Raisin Bread. While the oats are soaking, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice and salt in a mixing bowl. salt and nutmeg 3 c. flour. Roll out the dough. Near the end of the first knead, add the raisins, and knead for an additional 5 minutes or until raisins are mixed throughout the dough. Let the yeast proof until it bubbles for … If I don’t make a recipe for a while, sometimes I forget the subtleties. We lived directly across an alley from her house, so Grandma was always bringing over freshly baked goodies. Ok, so this may not be the most healthy recipe for you. As soon as I’m at my real desk at home, I’ll review and make corrections. Begin to knead the dough, until the raisins are evenly disbursed. OK, one of my strands is a little lacking . butter 1 tsp. Sprinkle the raisins evenly over the bread. Using a wooden spoon, add the egg mixture, and one cup of flour. Using your mixer's dough hook at slow speed, add the remaining flour ½ cup at a time. I am moving to Florida with my brother and he asked if I could make Bobchie’s raisen bread. She mad it often and we all loved it. I changed the instructions on the recipe. It’s fabulous warm out of the oven or toasted for breakfast with lots of butter. I love the way you write the recipie. Pour warm milk in bowl. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/18049/grandmas-fresh-apple-cake Put in eggs, 2 cups raisins and about 3 more cups flour, more or less. Pin. I hope your family enjoyed your bread and a Happy Thanksgiving, too! 25 Beloved Bread Recipes From Grandma's Kitchen. 47 %, World's Best Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Not Bread Machine), Cinnamon Raisin Bread for the Bread Machine, Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread - for Bread Machine. I’ve made this off of the bottom instructions so now I’m wondering how it’s going to turn out. . 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