Soak raisins in vanilla extract for at least one hour OR combine the raisins
and vanilla extract and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. (For a stronger vanilla
flavor, reserve the vanilla drained from the raisins and use some of it as part
of your liquid.)
Drain raisins well and discard vanilla or use part of it as directed above.
Place all ingredients in bread pan, using the least amount of liquid in
Select Light Crust setting and press Start. Observe the dough as
it kneads. If after 5 to 10 minutes it appears dry or if your machine sounds
as if it's straining, add more liquid 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough
is smooth, soft and slightly tacky to the touch.
After the baking cycle ends, cool bread on wire rack for 1 hour before slicing.