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Cahokia Sweet Bread

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 cups warm water
2 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled)
1 cup raisins
powdered sugar

Beat together margarine and sugar in medium pot until blended. Beat in egg yolks until well blended. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir yeast mixture, orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon, and salt into margarine mixture. Stir in flour alternating with milk, beating well after each addition until dough forms. Stir in raisins. Cover and let rise until double (1 hour). Stir down dough. Spoon into greased and floured large pot. Cover and let rise until double (1 hour). Place pot in pre-heated Dutch oven and bake for 30-45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pot. Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar.