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Welsh Currant Bread

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This Welsh Currant Bread is rage ! Its richness makes it appear more like a cake than a bread . Try this deliciously spiced Welsh Currant Bread for any celebration. You're going to win for sure !
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Firmly Packed)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon, softened
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (120°-130°F)
  Golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped candied orange peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Honey 1 Teaspoon

1 Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast, salt, allspice, and butter in a mixing bowl. Add hot water; mix thoroughly.
2 Stir in raisins, currants, candied orange peel, and egg. Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough.
3 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Shape and place in greased 4 x 8-inch loaf pan.
6 Cover; let rise until dough is about 1 inch above the top of pan€” about 30€”45 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 50€”60 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
8 If desired, dip brush in honey and brush top of loaf.

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