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Spanish Christmas Loaf

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This Spanish Christmas Loaf is a desire ! Celebrate Santa's special day with this delicious candied fruit and almond filled bread for your next meal. If you are burbling with suggestions for this Spanish Christmas Loaf please do come over here to express yourself !
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, sugar, yeast mixture, and egg in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add almond extract and ground almonds and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Make into rectangle. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with candied fruit. Combine egg, sugar, and ground almonds. Spread over fruit. Roll up jelly-roll style. Pinch seam and ends to seal. Place seam side down on greased baking sheet.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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