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Mexican Holiday Bread

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This Mexican Holiday Bread is a rage with my family ! Understandably with red and green candied cherries and pecans and again with pecan and cherry frostings on top, this colorful bread is a passion ! Try this Mexican Holiday Bread for any special occasion and you'll not miss out on genuine compliments. you are welcome to come and participate in a discussion about this special holiday bread
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chopped candied red cherries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped candied green cherries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Confectioners icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pecan halves 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, butter, sugar, and salt to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 2 cups flour, yeast mixture, milk mixture, eggs, and orange peel in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add chopped cherries and nuts and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. 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. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
6 Form a 22-inch roll and make ring by pinching ends together. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise until double€”about 30 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
8 Drizzle with icing, and decorate with pecans and cherries.

Recipe Summary

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

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