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Christmas Bread recipe

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PeterPiper

Christmas Bread recipe

Hi everyone,


This year I decided to update an old family recipe for Christmas bread to make it a little more manageable.  It came out well and I'm happy to share the recipe here.  Even though the holidays are over this makes a good weekend breakfast bread.  I've got the full step-by-step on my blog here along with some other recipes.  If anyone makes this, let me know and I'd love to see some pictures.  Enjoy!



Worldwide Family Christmas Bread


Ingredients 1 loaf 2 loaves 3 loaves


Bread Flour            1000g       2000g       3000g
Milk                      360g         720g         1080g
Water                   120g         240g         360g
Butter                   ¾ c            1 ½ c         2 ¼ c
Eggs                     3              6              9
Yeast                   1 T + 1 ½ t  3 T          4 T + 1 ½ t
Fresh-grated Nutmeg ¼ t         ½ t           ¾ t
Grated lemon rind 1 lemon      2 lemons   3 lemons
Citron                  ½ c            1 c             1 ½ c
Currants               ½ c           1 c             1 ½ c
Candied cherries   ½ c            1 c             1 ½ c
Chopped almonds ½ c            1 c             1 ½ c


Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.


Happy baking!


-Peter


 

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AnnaInMD

bet they tasted just as great !