Bavarian Christmas Bread Recipe
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Bavarian Christmas Bread

3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
1 tablespoon kirsch or milk
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
1/2 cup snipped, pitted, dried plums or dark raisins
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
2/3 cup powdered sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Milk (optional)

Add first 12 ingredients to a 1-1/2- or 2-pound bread machine according to manufacturer's directions. Select the basic white bread cycle and desired color setting.

If desired, in a small mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough milk (2 to 3 teaspoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread. Makes one 1-1/2-pound loaf (16 servings).

 



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