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Irish Barmbrack

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Ingredients
  Compressed yeast/1 tablespoon active dry yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar 1 Ounce (1 Cake)
  Milk and water 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), mixed (Warm)
  Sifted all purpose flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisins 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped candied peel 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Prepare the dough as for Plain White Bread (Standard Method).
Place the punched down risen dough in a large bowl and work in the butter or margarine, the 1/4 cup sugar, dried fruit, spice and peel by squeezing and kneading until they are evenly mixed through the dough.
Divide the dough into 2 pieces and shape to fit two well greased small 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch loaf pans.
Cover and let rise.
Brush the tops with milk.
Bake in the center of a moderately hot oven (400°F) for 35-40 minutes.
Turn out onto a cake rack and cool.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Halloween

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