Daddy's (Tommy Safar) Raisin Bread

Daddy's (tommy Safar) Raisin Bread

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Mary Terrell


I always loved it when Daddy would make this bread, it is so good. You can slice it and spread butter on it and toast it for breakfast. Delicious.
You can use this same recipe to make cinnamon rolls. After you roll the dough up cut slices about 3/4 of an inch down length of roll. Place rolls into greased cake pans, cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 375 approximately 20 minutes or until browned and tester comes out free of dough. Let cool about 15 minutes and then coat each roll with icing. You can melt vanilla prepared frosting in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, to use for glaze


★★★★★ 1 vote

3 Hr
1 Hr


  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 c
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 7 c

  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 lb
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb
  • ·
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 can(s)
    apple pie filling, chopped (optional)

How to Make Daddy's (Tommy Safar) Raisin Bread


  1. Dissolve yeast and 1 Tablespoon sugar in lukewarm water, set aside.
  2. Scald milk, add shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add 2 cups flour to milk mixture to make a batter. Add yeast mixture. Add 3 beaten eggs and beat well. Add remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on floured surface then put in greased bowl. Cover and place in warm area and let rise until doubled, around 2 hours.
  4. Punch down and place on floured surface. Roll out into rectangle until about 3/8 inch thick.
    Melt 1/2 cup butter and spread over dough.
    Beat 3 eggs and spread over dough.
    Sprinkle brown sugar on dough.
    Sprinkle cinnamon liberally on dough.
    Sprinkle raisins over dough.
    Sprinkle pecans and/or apples over dough,
    Roll up and place in greased angel food cake pan.
    Cover and let rise an hour or more until dough reaches top of pan.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
    Place bread on center rack and bake about an hour until browned and tester comes out dough free.
    Cool 15 minutes then remove from pan and brush with melted butter, if desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Daddy's (Tommy Safar) Raisin Bread

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

30 Blueberry Recipes To Make This Summer

30 Blueberry Recipes To Make This Summer

Muffins and bread and pie, oh my! We absolutely love blueberry season. Every bite of these blueberry recipes is bursting with flavor and is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. From lemon blueberry bread to basil blueberry muffins to blueberry cream cheese french toast, your taste buds will be begging you to make these blueberry recipes ASAP!

24 Warm Weather Side Dishes

24 Warm Weather Side Dishes

When the weather gets warmer, relaxed summer dinners are a must. Grilling dinner becomes a weekly activity. But what to serve with your burgers, chicken, fish, or steak? Easy side dishes like grilled vegetables and lots of salads. Everything from grilled corn salad to fresh watermelon and cucumber tomato salad. Don’t worry… we’re sharing delicious […]

15 Flavorful Halibut Recipes

15 Flavorful Halibut Recipes

Halibut is an easy fish to add to your diet. Rich in minerals and nutrients, this clean-tasting fish is a healthy and tasty dinner option. One half-filet of halibut provides more than a third of your daily dose of vitamins and minerals! Check out these flavorful halibut recipes that belong in your summer diet.