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January 16, 2013

German Coffee Cake

Pella — 1/4 cup warm water (110F to 115F)

2 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast

2 cups milk

1 cup water

1 tablespoon salt

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup shortening, melted

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups raisins

8 to 9 cups all-purpose flour, divided

oil for greasing bowl

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. In a small bowl, add warm water, sprinkle yeast over it and let stand until yeast dissolves.

2. Warm milk in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until tiny bubbles form around the edge. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup water, salt, sugar and shortening. Stir well.

3. Add dissolved yeast, eggs, raisins and 4 cups flour. Add remaining 4 to 5 cups flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition, until mixture forms a soft dough.

4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and pliable. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil, and add dough. Cover bowl with a dish towel and let dough rise until double in size, about 1 hour. Punch dough down and knead again until smooth. Shape dough into 3-to4-inch balls and place in 3 greased 9-inch round cake pans. Let dough rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.

5.Preheat oven to 350F.

6. Brush dough lightly with water and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake bread until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

Serves 24.

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