1 Dry Yeast
1 3/4 Water
6 -7 Flour
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
Stir in 1 3/4 cups warm water, 3 tablespoons sugar, the salt, shortening and 3 1/2 cups of the flour.
Beat until smooth.
Mix in raisins and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Place in greased bowl, turn greased side up.
Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
(Dough is ready if an indentation remains when touched. Punch down dough; divide into halves.,
Roll each half into rectangle, 18 x 9-inches.
Mix 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon water and half the sugar mixture. Roll up and place in pans.
Brush with butter; let rise 1 hour.
Bake at 425 degrees f or 25 to 30 minutes.