Recipe by Mercy
This recipe comes from Fleischmann's yeast company.
Top Review by Val R.
Hi Mercy, I tried your recipe today. When I checked after the first kneading the dough was too hard. I cancelled the machine, broke up the loaf that was formed and added more liquid. Then I set the machine to start again at the beginning. Once baked it was a lovely loaf that I will certainly bake again. I have a 3 lb horizontal Kuradori bread machine from Home Hardware. I would substitute honey for the sugar, and add more fruit next time. Thank you for the recipe.
- 1⁄2 cup water (70º to 80ºF)
- 1⁄3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 1⁄2 cup chopped or snipped pitted dates
- 1⁄4 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
- 1⁄2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons evaporated milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Measure all ingredients except dates, candied fruits and frosting into bread machine pan in the order that the bread machine manufacturer suggests.
- Process in sweet bread or dried fruit/nut cycle; if machine does not have these cycles, use basic bread cycle on lightest crust setting.
- Add dates and candied fruits at the signal or 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading step ends.
- Remove baked bread from pan; cool on wire rack.
- Drizzle or pipe frosting on bread to make a cross.
- Powdered Sugar Frosting: In small bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar, 1 to 2 teaspoons evaporated milk and vanilla extract.
- Stir until smooth.