Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This bread has a fantastic nutty flavor. Biting into a dried cherry is like a little taste of heaven. It reminds me of the specialty breads I buy from a local breadmaker, Montana Mills... but a lot cheaper! I found this online, where it was posted by Tony van Roon. He also recommends trying it with canned cranberries, although I haven't done that myself because I like it just the way it is.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk or 1 cup soymilk, plus
- 2 tablespoons milk or 2 tablespoons soymilk
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 large egg
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 cup dried cherries
- 1⁄3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- Add ingredients to the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- Use the basic/white bread cycle and the light or medium crust color setting.
- Remove bread from pan; cool on wire-rack.
- To toast almonds: Spread in a shallow baking pan large enough to accommodate a single layer.
- Bake the almonds at 350 F for 6 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; stir a couple of times and check often or they will burn.
- Cool before adding to your bread machine!
This bread was pretty good, but not really what I had expected. It's not at all sweet, but does have a great nutty flavor.
very easy to make, the machine does all the work. the cherries add a touch of tartness, the toasted almonds give it crunch. my cherries didn't mix well, but that could be my machine. i'm going to use this loaf for french toast.