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Autumn Festival Bread

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This Autumn Festival bread is simply irresistible ! Celebrate the occasion with this cherries, raisins, orange and almond bread. Tell me if you think this Autumn Festival Bread is indeed suitable for the festival according to you.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105-115F)
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Warm milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105-115F)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Confectioners icing 1 Tablespoon
  Slivered almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped candied cherries 1 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 (Beaten With 1 Tablespoon Water)
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, orange peel, raisins, and sugar in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add warm milk, egg, butter, and yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Divide dough into thirds. Make 3 ropes, and braid. Place on greased baking sheet.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 400°F oven 20 minutes. Make glaze. Remove loaf and brush with glaze. Lower oven to 325°F and continue baking 30€”35 minutes or until done.
8 Cool on wire rack. Mix Confectioners' Icing, then drizzle over loaf. Sprinkle almonds and candied cherries on bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Course: 
Fruit Dessert

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