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Raisin Loaf Recipe

Raisin Loaf

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"This loaf is light in color and comes from New Zealand."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9x5x3 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Place butter, sugar, and 1 egg in large bowl. Beat well. Beat in second egg. Stir in milk and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl measure in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in raisins. Pour all at once into batter. Stir to moisten only. Spoon into greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake in 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 1 hour or until it tests done. Cool 10 minutes. Turn out of pan. Cool on rack. Wrap to store. Allow to ripen a day or two to improve flavor. Serve buttered.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 21, 2011

I made muffins out of this recipe. I used melted butter instead of margerine and buttermilk instead of regular milk. This was good but I think it could use some spices--cinnamon and a little nutmeg, too, maybe. Perhaps half white sugar, half brown sugar. I think that's what I was missing. The kids and I liked it but it wasn't our favorite quick bread recipe. I got 12 muffins out of this recipe. 350* for just about 20 minutes and they were ready to go. Next time, I'll add some spices.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2014

can be a bit dry


10 Ratings

Oct 27, 2003

Raisins tend to sink to the bottom of this loaf. But I did like the overall flavor.

Oct 03, 2011

Wonderful bread that's bursting with raisins! I used 1/2 cup of Land O Lakes light butter to ensure it would be moist. I also doubled the vanilla, added 1 tsp. of cinnamon and 2 Tbsp. of molasses. I topped it with some turbinado sugar before popping it into the oven. It smelled great while baking and tasted even better!

Apr 11, 2003

Delicious and easy. I substituted dried cherries for the raisins. Might try adding some chopped nuts next time.

Jan 27, 2010

I substituted half of the milk for molasses - gave it a rich flavour as well as as taking the suggestion to add cinnamon. I will be putting this recipe in my favourites!

Jan 13, 2010

This is a pretty good recipe. In the directions it mentions butter but in the ingredients this is nowhere to be found, so we can assume this means the margarine. Definitely double the amount of raisins and even add a few chopped dried apricots or walnuts. I would also advise adding cinnamon to make it more New Zealand, I'm from Christchurch and every time I have eaten this bread it has cinnamon to make it a browney color. It doesn't need an hour, I had mine in for around 45-50 minutes and it was almost a little burnt, definitely keep an eye on it with the bread thermometer or use the toothpick test. Most other loaves for this bread taste sweeter, so next time I would also add a little more sugar.

Jul 22, 2007

Very good....I added some walnuts to this.


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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