Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Many years ago, one of my coworkers gave me her recipe for Christmas bread and since then it has become a family favorite in our home. It really is scrumptious, so I thought I would share it. Give it a try. You'll enjoy every morsel.
Measure into a large bowl:
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
Add 2 cups scalded milk. Cool to lukewarm.
Add 2 packages yeast softened in 1/4-cup lukewarm water.
Add 2 beaten eggs and 4 cups flour. Mix well.
Add 1-cup raisins
And 2 cups mixed fruitcake fruit.
Beat in 4 more cups flour.
Place dough in very large bowl, cover and let rise until double.
Punch down and knead on floured board.
Shape into 2 loaves. Place in greased loaf pans and let rise again.
Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.