1/4 cup warm water
1 pkg active dry yeast
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup soft shortening
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup honey
1/6 cup water
In bowl, dissolve yeast in water, Measure flour, Add milk, sugar,
salt egg shortening and half of the flour to yeast. Mix with spoon
until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to handle easily. Turn
into lightly floured board, knead until smooth (5 minutes). Round
up in greased bowl, bring greased side up. Cover with cloth, let
rise in warm place (85 degrees) until double, about 1 1/2 hour.
Punch down, let rise again until almost double, about 30 minutes.
Mix sugar, butter, honey, water and cinnamon until smooth. Spread
topping in bottom of greased 13x9 pan.
Roll out dough after second rise to about 15x9, rub with butter or
margarine, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if adding raisins, sprinkle
some on dough and some on topping. Roll dough tightly begining at
wide end. Cut into equal parts about 1" slices and place on topping)
let rise until double and bake at 375 25 to 30 minutes.