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  Light raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rum 2 Tablespoon
  Ground saffron 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Mixed candied fruits and peels 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolk 1
  Confectioners icing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Combine raisins, rum, and saffron.
Soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (110°).
Mix milk, butter, sugar, and 1/2 tea spoon salt.
Heat to dissolve sugar; cool to lukewarm.
Combine milk mixture and 2 cups flour; beat well.
Add yeast and eggs; beat well.
Stir in raisin mixture, candied fruits, nuts, extract, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Knead on floured surface 8 to 10 minutes.
Shape in ball.
Place in greased bowl; turn once.
Cover; let rise till double (about 1 1/2 hours).
Punch down; turn onto floured surface.
Divide in half (or thirds).
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Grease bottom and sides of two 29-ounce cans (or three 16-ounce cans); place on baking sheet.
Shape dough into balls; place one in each can.
Cover; let rise 45 minutes.
Brush with egg yolk.
Bake at 350°about 40 minutes for small cans or about 50 minutes for large cans.
Remove from cans; cool.
Drizzle with Icing.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3614 Calories from Fat 918

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g158.8%

Saturated Fat 48 g239.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 780.6 mg260.2%

Sodium 310.8 mg13%

Total Carbohydrates 586 g195.4%

Dietary Fiber 22.6 g90.6%

Sugars 220.3 g

Protein 77 g154.5%

Vitamin A 54.3% Vitamin C 6.1%

Calcium 44.1% Iron 148.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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