Rum Raisin Bread

This bread makes excellent toast smeared with soft cream cheese. Or try it as French toast for a twist on a favorite brunch dish.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
  • 1⁄4 cup dark rum
  • 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast


  • Combine raisins and rum in a small bowl, and set aside at room temperature to plump for 1 hour.
  • Place ingredients into the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (Order of ingredients may vary.) Use the white bread cycle and a light crust setting. Check the dough during the first few minutes of kneading, and adjust as necessary with more water or flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.