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Holiday Fruit Bread Recipe

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Here is the bread machine version of a traditional holiday bread studded with glistening colorful fruit and topped with snow white frosting.


3/4 cup Milk
2 Eggs, large
1/4 cup Butter
1/3 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Grated lemon rind
4 cups Bread flour
1 tablespoon SAF® Perfect Rise® Yeast

1/4 cup Candied mixed fruit
2 tablespoons White raisins
1/4 cup Almonds, chopped


Have water at 80ºF and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place first 8 ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select Dough cycle or Sweet/Fruit and Nut cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use the delay timer. Add fruit and nuts at the signal or 5 minutes before the end of the second knead cycle.

Rising, Shaping and Baking

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll or pat into a 10-inch circle. Poke a hole in center of circle. Press dough into greased Bundt® or tube pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 350ºF oven 40 to 45 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes in pan. Invert onto rack; remove pan; cool. If desired, drizzle with Powdered Sugar Frosting (see below) and garnish with additional candied fruit and nuts.

Powdered Sugar Frosting

1 cup Powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Water
1/2 teaspoon Almond extract

Combine ingredients in small mixing bowl, beating until smooth.

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