italian holiday bread (sallye)

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a recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

This is a traditional North Italian bread that is served during the holidays. If you don't like the dense and dry taste of traditional fruit cakes, try this one.

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serves yield 10-12 slices per loaf
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Bread Machine

Ingredients For italian holiday bread (sallye)

  • PLACE INGREDIENTS IN BREAD MACHINE IS THIS EXACT ORDER
  • 1-1/3 c
    warm milk (105º)
  • 1 lg
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp
    softened butter
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 4 c
    bread flour
  • 1 c
    dried or candied mixed fruit, diced
  • 2 tsp
    anise seed, crushed
  • 1 pkg
    rapid rise yeast (2 teaspoons)

How To Make italian holiday bread (sallye)

  • 1
    Place ingredients in bread machine in exact order as listed in ingredients.
  • 2
    Set bread machine to basic/white cycle and medium crust. •••Do not use delay cycle.
  • 3
    Check dough after it has mixed well. If it is too dry, add liquid 1 teaspoon at a time until a soft, smooth ball forms around the blade. If it is sticky, add 1 teaspoon flour at a time until smooth ball forms around the blade.
  • 4
    Start bread machine and cook until cycle is complete.
  • 5
    Remove from bread machine onto serving platter and drizzle your choice of glaze over it (optional).
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