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Independence Day Bread

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Celebrate Independence Day with this very special Independence Day Bread. This sweet bread includes spices and fruits. Try this bread and you'll surely agree that the Independence Day Bread is as delicious as Independence itself.
Ingredients
  Chopped candied citron 2 Tablespoon
  Golden raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Currants 2 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, grated
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (120-130°F)
  Egg 1
  Confectioners icing 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Soak citron, raisins, and currants in brandy in a small bowl about 30 minutes.
2 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, spices, butter, sugar, salt, and hot water in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg, soaked fruit, and 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. Place in a greased 6-cup Bundt pan.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 45€”55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
8 Frost with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Summary

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

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