Moravian Christmas Loaf

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READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Raisin bread amped up! An old-fashioned recipe from the Pennsylvania Dutch chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Overnight rising time not included in preparation time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add softened yeast to milk.
  2. Add 3 cups flour, and salt; mix well.
  3. Cover and let rise in a warm place overnight.
  4. In the morning, heat the milk; add butter and stir until melted.
  5. Combine with yeast mixture and add sugar, fruit and remaining flour; knead well until dough is no longer sticky (use more flour, if necessary).
  6. Cover and let rise until double.
  7. Shape into loaves, place in greased loaf pans and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  8. Let rise until doubled.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes.

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