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Bremen Kuchen

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This Bremen Kuchen is a delicious German sweet bread. Try this bake with irresistible almond and raisins for your next party. Your suggestions for this Bremen Kuchen are welcome.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105°-115°F)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almonds 2 Tablespoon, sliced
  Chopped candied orange peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sliced almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk and butter to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, cardamom, and lemon peel in mixing bowl. Add the yeast mixture and milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. On lightly floured surface knead 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 Knead in raisins, currants, about half the almonds, and candied orange peel. Let rest; cover with inverted bowl for 10 minutes.
6 Punch down dough. Roll dough into a 12 x 15-inch rectangle. Roll up tightly from long side; seal well. Place on greased baking sheet.
7 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes.
8 If desired, press remaining almonds into top of dough. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 1 hour or until done.
9 While the bread is still hot, brush the top with melted butter. Dust top with confectioners' sugar.
10 Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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