Pour the flour into the mixer bowl and using your dough hook attachment, mix for about a minute, then add the raisins. Continue mixing for about 5 minutes. The dough should be nice and pliable. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and let it rise until doubled in size.
In a bowl add flour and salt and mix together.
In the bowl of your mixer, add the 2 eggs and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and milk mixture and whisk for about 30 seconds.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter over low heat and add the milk to the melted butter and cook until milk is warm to the touch. Remove from heat. Add the yeast and whisk a bit to help dissolve the yeast.