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Easter Raisin Breads


Raisin bread is a traditional Easter bread. It is served alongside a ham dinner because the sweetness of the raisins compliments the saltiness of the ham.

1. White Raisin Bread

White Raisin Bread
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This is the simplest, most basic recipe for raisin bread. It also tastes delicious at the dinner table and leftover slices can be toasted for breakfast the next morning.

2. Raisin Rolls

Raisin Rolls
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Instead of preparing loaves of bread for Easter dinner, why not serve up some raisin rolls? This recipe makes 10 rolls.

3. Whole Wheat Raisin Bread

Whole Wheat Raisin Bread
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Serve a hearty bread for Easter dinner. This basic whole wheat raisin bread recipe makes two loaves of breads.

4. Oatmeal Raisin Bread

Oatmeal Raisin Bread
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The oats in this recipe make the bread thick and hearty. Combined with the raisins, oatmeal raisin bread goes perfectly with the Easter ham dinner.

5. Oatmeal Breakfast Rolls

Oatmeal Breakfast Rolls
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While I originally made these rolls for breakfast, I've found that they are also excellent for Easter dinner. The rolls can be placed in a basket and passed around the dinner table.

6. Raisin Rye Bread

Rye Raisin Bread
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Make two beautiful round loaves of rye raisin bread for Easter. The tops are cut with a cross making the loaves look like large hot cross buns.

7. Raisin Casserole Bread

Raisin Casserole Bread
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This no knead bread is easily made by mixing the ingredients, covering the wet dough to rise, and then stirred down. The batter is then scraped into a round casserole dish and baked. The result is a beautiful round loaf of bread to serve for Easter dinner.

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