2 ts instant yeast
3/4 cup water
3 1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 1/2 ts salt
4 tbs powdered milk
4 tbs honey
1 1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tbs cinnamon
1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon milk lightly beaten for the wash
1 cup raisins soaked to reconstitute
You can first plump the raisins, or leave as is and add later.
Place warm water, honey and dry milk in a bowl and mix well.
Add the yeast.
Add all other ingredients in any order and mix well.
Then knead either by hand or mixer.
Knead until the dough is satiny and smooth.
Cover with a towel or transfer to a doubling bucket and let it double.
Gently deflate and add raisins, knead until the raisins are as evenly distributed as possible.
Shape into a boule a loaf.
Let the dough double.
Brush with egg wash. Bake in a 350 oven until golden brown.