Outstanding! I made the whole batch & gifted one to a close friend of ours, devoured the 2nd loaf & now we're slowly working our way through the 3rd one! We thoroughly enjoyed the citrus flavor here & will be making these again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
This closely resembles an old Swiss recipe in DH's family for generations; the main difference being cardamom, plus the icing in place of cinnamon sugar crust. Cardamom works nicely with the citrus. We didn't have coffee cans, but baked it on pie plates as we do with ours; baking time was shorter, about 40 minutes, result fabulous. Light in texture, very sweet, very popular in our house. Revised review because we made it again: second time, DH had our new 5-quart K mixer do all the work, which resulted in lighter dough and a higher rise, but also still required some hand kneading. We also doubled the raisins and topped it differently, brushing the top with melted butter and sprinkling with cinnamon sugar, resulting in a close match to DH's childhood favorite. We love this and will make it often!
This bread reminds me a bit of raisin bread only better. The citrus and cardamom add a wonderful flavor to these loaves. I didn't have any coffee cans so I used a loaf pan for 1/3 of the dough and a bundt pan for the remainder. I didn't bother to ice the loaves,increased the quantity of raisins and omitted the almonds although I think they'd be a very nice addition. Made for PRMR Tag.
This was so delicious, I had a hard time keeping the spoon out of the raw dough - the citrus and cardamon work beautifully together. I made roughly half the recipe and it made two modest loaves. If you are having trouble finding cardamon, check out stores selling Indian and Asian goods. It was also at a much better price.
Wow. What a great bread. I really liked it toasted with butter. It made three loaves, so I plan to freeze one and hope to try the optional icing on it. Made as directed, except I didn't add the optional almonds and didn't make the optional icing. Tip: this is the first time I used so much flour in one recipe! So to help keep track, I made a tick mark on the recipe for every cup I added. Thanks, Ellie! Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag.
really good bread thank you for posting dee