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Plaited Orange Bread

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Ingredients
  Strong plain flour 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Sugar 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Mixed dried fruit 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Fresh yeast/1 level tablespoon dried yeast 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Pint
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Orange 1 Large, juiced
  Orange rind 1 Large
  Beaten egg 1
  Icing sugar 2 Ounce, sifted (50 Gram)
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 425°F, 220°C or Gas No. 7.

MAKING
2) In a mixing basin sieve flour and salt.
3) Stir in sugar and mix mixed dried fruit.
4) Make a well at the centre.
5) In a bowl add warm water and dissolve yeast in it.
6) To dissolve dried yeast dissolve 1 teaspoon of sugar in lukewarm water and sprinkle yeast over it.
7) Let stand for 10 minutes in a warm place until mixture is frothy.
8) Put yeast mixture, lightly-mixed egg, orange juice and finely grated orange rind at the centre of the flour.
9) Mix to a rough dough.
10) Put in a clean working surface and knead into a smooth dough.
11) Put the dough back into the basin.
12) Keep in a large polythene bag and set aside in a warm place until double in size.
13) Take out the risen dough and knead lightly.
14) Place the dough to a 5- by 12-inch (13- by 30-cm) rectangle.
15) Cut lengthwise to make three even strips. Roll the strip slightly rounding the edges.
16) Grease a baking tray and place the strips on it.
17) Pinch the edge to seal the strips together and plait them into a loaf.
18) Press firmly with fingers to seal the ends well.
19) Baste with lightly-beaten egg.
20) Cover and let stand in a warm place until well risen.
21) Baste again with beaten egg.
22) Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
23) Spoon icing into the warm bread and spread evenly.
24) In a bowl mix icing sugar, grated orange rind and enough orange juice to make a thick icing.
25) Drizzle the mixture over the bread.
26) Let stand until cold.

SERVING
27) Serve sliced and buttered.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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