Hungarian Spring Bread (Bread Machine)

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Normally made in a kugelhopf or bundt pan, this one is baked in the bread machine. Use a 1 ½ or 2 lb. bread machine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make the dough: place the dough ingredients, except the raisin, lemon peel, and pecans, in the pan according to the order in the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Set crust on medium and program for the Sweet Bread cycle; press start.
  3. Sprinkle the fruit and nuts with the tablespoon of flour.
  4. When the machine beeps, or between Knead 1 and Knead 2, add the raisins, lemon peel, and nuts.
  5. The dough ball will look dry at first and take about 7 minutes to smooth out; it will still be moist.
  6. Make the icing: combine the icing ingredients in a small bowl, whisk until smooth.
  7. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk, a few drops at a time; Thick but pourable is recommended.
  8. When the baking cycle ends, remove the bread from the pan and place it on a wire rack with a sheet of parchment or large plate underneath.
  9. Using an oversized spoon, drizzle the icing over the top of the loaf in a back and forth motion; as the glaze cools, it will set.

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