Cinnamon & Raisin Swirl Bread by Allinson

  • Total Time

    3h 10m
    • Prep Time

      2h 35m
    • Bake Time

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  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Egg free
    • Nut free
    • Vegetarian
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We love sweet bread bakes and our Cinnamon and Raisin Swirl made with Allinson white dough is a firm favourite. Great for confident bakers, we like ours with a cup of coffee, the perfect complement to the warm, spicy cinnamon and juicy sweet raisins. Fans of our Cinnamon and Raisin Swirl will be sure to love our Chelsea Buns made with Allinson olive oil dough.


  1. MIX Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until only fine ‘crumbs’ are left. Mix in the water with a cutlery knife.

    • 500g Strong White Bread Flour (we like Allinson)
    • 1 Easy Bake Yeast Sachet (we like Allinson) (7g)
    • 1½tsp Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (we like Billington's)
    • 1½ tsp Salt
    • 1 tbsp Butter (soft)
    • 300ml Warm Water
  2. KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer). 

  3. RISE Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size

  4. MIX Stir together the raisins, light soft brown sugar and cinnamon.

    • 150g Raisins
    • 75g Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar (We Like Billington's)
    • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  5. SHAPE Roll the dough in to a rectangle keeping the width the same as the longest side of your loaf tin, but rolling it as long as you can. Brush the melted butter all over, then scatter over the raisin mixture. Roll up tightly from one of the ends that matches the tin length. Lift into a lightly oiled 900g/2lb loaf tin.

  6. PROVE Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  7. BAKE Lift the tin onto the middle oven shelf and bake for 30-35 minutes, until you can lift the bread loaf from the tin and when you tap the base it sounds hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

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