Festive Holiday Bread
|Orange juice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Cooking oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Active dry yeast||2 Tablespoon (Two Packages)|
|Semi sweet chocolate pieces||6 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Chopped candied fruits||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Grated orange peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Citrus glaze||1 Tablespoon|
|Powdered sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1 Tablespoon, melted|
|Orange juice||2 Tablespoon|
In a small saucepan, heat orange juice, milk and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F, 50° to 55°C).
In a large mixer bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the sugar, salt and yeast Add warm milk mixture and egg.
Beat at low speed until moistened, then medium speed 3 minutes.
Stir in chocolate pieces, candied fruits, orange peel and enough flour to form a stiff batter.
Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 45 to 60 minutes.
Generously grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
Preheat oven to 350° (175°C).
Stir down batter.
Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Immediately remove from pan.
Cool slightly.-Prepare Citrus Glaze.
Spoon glaze over bread, letting excess drip down sides.
Citrus Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; mix-well.