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Swedish Raisin Rye Bread

This is excellent for making French Toast.

Ingredients

  • 36 ounces (or more) seedless raisins
  • 5 cups warm water (105 degrees F)
  • 6 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 9 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 to 5 cups medium rye flour
  • 10 cups white flour

Instructions

  1. Soak raisins in cool water overnight.
  2. Dissolve yeast in water.
  3. Beat together brown sugar, molasses, salt and shortening.
  4. Add yeast mixture.
  5. Add the rye flour and beat until smooth.
  6. Add enough white flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Add drained raisins.
  8. Let rise, punch down, and let rise again.
  9. Put into loaf pans.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.

Makes 7 to 8 loaves.

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