freezing fruit bread
I've been wanting to try a recipe I found and was able to do so yesterday. It was called a Norwegian Christmas bread and I don't remember where I even found it.
It has AP flour, yeast, cardamom, egg, butter, salt and sugar along with some candied fruit. I thought I might have ruined it as I added water to the fruit to plump it up a bit and didn't take that into account so had to add some extra flour as it was too wet. Then, worried it wouldn't have enough yeast to rise I added half of a 1/8 tsp of yeast to it.
Anyhow, it rose, we followed the recipe and punched it down and divided it into two different loaf pans, did the second rise and baked it. Came out pretty good, had just a knife to use to slash it, but this time I made sure that I had it tilted and did a small lift up so it looked like what I had seen in photos. It rose, had a small slash area (like what you would get with banana bread).
Let them both cool and we ate some of the smaller loaf. Let the other cool, then put into a bread bag, squeezed out all the air I could then put it into a ziplock bag and put into the freezer.
It is to be a Christmas gift, along with some other home made items. Will the bread be okay? I didn't put any icing on it, no powdered sugar, nothing on top as I wasn't sure how it would freeze. I also used Splenda for the brown sugar in the bread.