Greek Christmas Bread Recipe
1 package (or 1 tablespoon) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115° F.)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup flour
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Extra flour, as needed
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Combine the sugar, cardamon, salt, egg, milk and oil in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the yeast mixture, flours, raisins and nuts. Mix well. Add enough extra flour to make soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Shape into a round loaf.
Put the dough into a lightly-oiled 8-inch-round cake pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Bake in a 350° F. oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until brown.
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