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Pepper Bread

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This Pepper Bread is an addiction. The name might make it sound initially as though it is an ordinary savory bread seasoned with pepper but that's not so! This date and candied -fruit honey-bread with almonds, walnuts and chocolate chip seasonings with pepper and cinnamon spices is simply irresistible ! Serve this to your friends during a party and you'll love it. Your suggestions for this Pepper Bread are welcome.
Ingredients
  Dark raisins 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped pitted dates 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped mixed candied fruits 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Hot water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (120°-130°F)
  Egg 1
  Honey 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chocolate chips 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

1 Soak raisins in warm water for 10 minutes. Then drain and dry. Combine raisins, walnuts, almonds, dates, and candied fruit in mixing bowl.
2 Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon in large bowl.
3 Add oil, hot water, egg, honey, and nuts and fruit mixture. Mix thoroughly.
4 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
5 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 1/2 hours.
6 Punch down dough. Knead in chocolate chips if using them. Let rest; cover with inverted bowl for 10 minutes.
7 Shape into a round loaf. Place in greased 2-quart souffle dish.
8 Cover; let rise until dough reaches top of souffle dish.
9 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 45€”55 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

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

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