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Raisin Rolls


Raisin Rolls

Raisin Rolls

Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

Rolls are very easy to make and they are a great bread to make ahead for breakfasts and dinners. These delicious raisin rolls are made with a sweet bread and 1 cup of dark raisins. Golden raisins can be substituted for the dark raisins, as well as most dried, chopped fruits.

Yield: 10 rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes


  • 2-1/4 tsp or 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water, 95 to 110 degrees F
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temp.
  • 2Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp soft butter or shortening
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 3 cups bread flour, about


  1. In large bowl, mix together yeast and warm water. Stir in milk, sugar, salt, and butter. Add raisins. Mix in the first 2-1/2 cups of flour. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding flour a tablespoon at a time as needed until dough is soft, not sticky. Place dough in greased bowl. Turn dough over so that the top is also greased. Cover bowl with clean dishtowel and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 60 minutes or until double in size.

  2. Punch down dough and knead on lightly floured board for about 5 minutes. Divide dough into 10 pieces. Shape into small buns. Grease large baking or cookie sheet. Place rolls on sheet, cover, and let rise in warm, draft-free place for about 45 minutes or until round and plump.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Let cool on wire rack. Serve as is or toasted with butter.
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