Raisin-cinnamon rolls recipe from 1970

Raisin-cinnamon rolls - Vintage recipe

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Raisin-cinnamon rolls: Old-fashioned recipe from 1970

Nothing can top the nostalgic aroma of bread baking in your oven. Fruit and spice sparkle in these raisin-cinnamon rolls — and they’re great for breakfast or brunch.

Raisin-cinnamon rolls - Retro recipe

Raisin-cinnamon rolls

Yield: 16 rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg


  1. In the mixer bowl, combine yeast and 2-1/4 cups of the flour.
  2. Heat milk, sugar, shortening, and salt till warm; stir till shortening melts.
  3. Add to dry ingredients; add egg.
  4. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl.
  5. Beat 8 minutes at high speed.
  6. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form soft dough.
  7. Place in greased bowl; turn once.
  8. Cover; let rise till double, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  9. Turn out on lightly floured surface; divide dough in half.
  10. Roll each half to 16- by 8-inch rectangle.
  11. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, 2 teaspoons cinnamon; spread half the cinnamon mixture over each rectangle.
  12. Top each with 1/4 cup raisins.
  13. Roll up, from long side, jelly-roll fashion.
  14. Seal edge; cut in 1-inch slices.
  15. Place, cut side down, in 2 greased 9- by 9- by 2-inch pans.
  16. Cover; let rise till double, 30 to 40 minutes.
  17. Bake in 375 (F) oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  18. Drizzle with confectioners’ sugar icing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

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Raisin-cinnamon rolls - Vintage recipe

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