Bread Machine Recipes

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Festive Braided Fruit Bread

Cooking Directions:
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=== DOUGH ===
3/4 cup milk -- room temperature
1 egg -- beaten
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 1/4 cups Robin Hood Best For Bread
homestyle white flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Robin Hood/SAF Perfect Rise Gourmet Yeast
1/3 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
1/3 cup light raisins
Extra flour for kneading
=== ICING === -- (optional)
1 cup icing sugar -- sifted
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Dough: Add ingredients for dough to machine according to manufacturerÂ’s
directions. Select dough cycle. At end of dough cycle remove dough to
lightly floured board; cover and let rest for 5 minutes.

Knead candied fruit and raisins into dough, adding extra flour if dough
becomes sticky. Divide dough into 3 sections. Roll each section into
16-inch long ropes. Braid the 3 ropes together. Place on baking sheet.
Leave straight or shape as desired, i.e.: wreath, candy cane etc. Cover
with tea towel. Let rise in warm place (75 to 85 degrees) until doubled
(30 to 40 minutes).

BAKE at 375 degrees on middle oven rack for 20 to 25 minutes, or until
golden. Remove from baking sheet immediately; cool on wire rack.

Icing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. If mixture is too dry,
add extra water a few drops at a time. If mixture is too wet, add extra
icing sugar until desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.

This recipe yields 1 loaf.

Comments: A traditional bread with a twist! Try this recipe for Festive
Braided Fruit Bread and see why it's a favorite to bake in a bread

If you're thinking of having guests over for brunch or coffee, Festive
Braided Fruit Bread is versatile enough to be served at either sitting.
With its sweet taste and light icing, Festive Braided Fruit Bread is
perfect for an open house or holiday breakfast. Made with our Robin Hood
Best for Bread Homestyle white flour, it's a wonderfully hearty recipe.

For those who are hard to buy for, Festive Braided Fruit Bread makes a
delicious gift! Whether gift-wrapped or not, this bread presents itself
beautifully, and is a tasty treat that friends and family will love.

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