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Kings Bread

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Ingredients
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry yeast 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Pound
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Currants 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Candied red cherries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped dried apricots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Cool milk to lukewarm.
Pour 1/2 cup warm water into large bowl; sprinkle yeast on water.
Let stand, for 10 minutes.
Stir in milk and 1 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
Cover.
Let rise in warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Cream butter; add sugar and salt gradually.
Stir into yeast mixture.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Add fruits, spices and remaining flour; beat until blended.
Turn into 2 greased 9-inch loaf pans.
Cover.
Let rise in warm place for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until just doubled in bulk.
Bake in 350-degree oven for 1 hour or until loaves are golden brown.
Cool.
Spread with thin lemon confectioners' sugar frosting if desired.

Recipe Summary

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

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