Keks Stolichniy – Russian sweet raisin bread- Кекс “Столичный”

Classic Russian keks (sweet raisin bread) is moist, delicious and easy to make. The taste of this bread brings back memories of my childhood. This bread goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning.
Ingredients:
1 ½ sticks (175 gr) butter- room temperature
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
¾ cup raisins
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325 F (170 C).
In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar until sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes creamy and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add vanilla, salt and mix.
In a separate bowl stir raisins and baking powder into the flour, and mix until raisins are evenly coated.
Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes.  Remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar. Cool on a rack.
Slice and serve.
Enjoy!!!


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