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    2 hrs 10 mins

    40 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    kiwidutch's Note:

    This recipe is for a Portuguese bread containing cranberries, candied fruit, nuts and port... has been adapted from Gourmet. Special equipment: 6 (6 by 3 1/4 by 2 inch) metal loaf pans of(2 to 2 1/4 cup capacity) Note: this bread keeps, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and then foil, at room temperature 1 week. I haven't made this yet myself, but would appreciate feedback greatly if you make it before I do. ZWT REGION: Portugal.

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    1. 1
      Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F (160 C).
    2. 2
      Butter 6 (6 by 3 1/4 by 2 inch) metal loaf pans. (2 to 2 1/4 cup capacity)
    3. 3
      Put cranberries, candied fruit, and Port together in a small saucepan and heat until it simmers. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
    4. 4
      Coarsely chop walnuts using a food processor then add the flour, salt, baking soda and spices and pulse just enough to combine.
    5. 5
      Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, and then add the eggs 1 at a time, beating each in well.
    6. 6
      Stir together yeast and warm water in a small bowl and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. If your mixture doesn't foam, discard it and start over with new yeast.
    7. 7
      Starting with one and a half cups of flour mixture added to butter mixture and mixing with an electric beater at low speed . add each of the following and combine after each addition : molasses, then another one and a half cups of flour mixture, then the yeast mixture, the final one and a half cups of flour mixture. Then hand stir in the candied fruit mixture.
    8. 8
      Divide batter among pans, smooth the tops. You don't need to let the batter rise.
    9. 9
      Bake for about 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in centers of loaves comes out clean.
    10. 10
      Cool in the loaf pans on a rack for about 10 minutes, then remove loaves from pans and cool completely on rack.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 12, 2008


      This is an easy tasteful bread recipe. I did cut the recipe in half (except the cinnamon) because I did not need or want that much bread. It easily made a Bundt size bread with half the recipe. I couldn't find candied fruit so I used a cup of dried mixed berries containing cherries, blueberries, cranberries, & golden raisins. I substituted raspberry juice for the port wine since I don't use wine in my cooking. I simmered the berries in 1/2 cup of the juice so they would plump while cooking. The bread took around 45 minutes to cook in the Bundt pan. Great recipe, my family & co-workers loved it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Portuguese Honey, Spice and All Things Nice, Fruit Bread.

    Serving Size: 1 (1984 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1241.9
    Calories from Fat 520
    Total Fat 57.8 g
    Saturated Fat 26.7 g
    Cholesterol 207.4 mg
    Sodium 659.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 167.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 82.2 g
    Protein 17.8 g

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    mixed candied fruit

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