Cool Rise Holiday Bread
|Milk||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||3 Tablespoon|
|Active dry yeast||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Warm water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Nuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
1 Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, milk mixture, egg, and yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly. Add candied fruit and nuts.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Shape into loaf and place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover pan loosely with plastic wrap and damp towel.
6 Refrigerate 2€”24 hours. When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and take off towel and plastic wrap. Let stand 10 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.