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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

          • 6-7 cups flour
          • 3 Tbsp sugar
          • 1 Tbsp salt
          • 2 Tbsp shortening
          • 2 pkgs. yeast
          • 2  1/4 cup  very warm water
          • 1 cup raisins

Mix with beaters: 3 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, shortening, yeast, and water.  Then add 1 cup raisins.  Next add rest of flour (until dough is not sticky).  Let rise.  Punch down and knead.  Next cut in half.  Roll out each dough into a rectangle.  With about 1 Tbsp of water brush each rectangle with cold water so that the dough is a little wet.  Use 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon mixed together to sprinkle over each of the wet rectangles of dough.  Roll and place each roll into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.  Makes 2 loaves.

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Kitchen Helpers

Making grilled cheese

I love teaching new things to my children.  We have rotation of helpers for the kitchen, laundry, window washing and bathroom.  The kids love being the kitchen helper.  Hopefully it’s because they like being with me.  My kitchen helper really means just that.. being helpful.  They get veggies and condiments out of the fridge, help mix things, set the table and even serve.  Well my girl has taken it to the next level. She wanted to do everything.  So the other day, I taught Gabi how to make grilled cheese.  She listened attentively.  The next day, I let her try it on her own. She followed all my directions to the letter.

Finished Grilled Cheese

She even managed to incorporate her sister in the process.  Gabi buttered the bread, Juliana opened the cheese and place on the bread.  Gabi did all the cooking and flipping.  The grilled cheese turned out great!  Both of the girls were so excited that they made lunch from start to finish.  I was so impressed and excited to teach more about cooking.

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