Russian Honey and Dried Fruit Bread

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
55 mins

This rich Russian version of fruitcake is surprisingly easy to make, and because it uses honey rather than white sugar, it’s more healthful, too.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the honey, bringing it just to the boiling point. Remove from heat and stir in the spices and baking soda. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and yogurt and beat together until smooth. Add the honey mixture and mix in thoroughly, then stir in the dried fruit and nuts.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the honey-nut mixture. Stir vigorously until thoroughly combined. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter. Pour into an oiled 9-by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center tests clean. Cool on a rack, then cover tightly with foil to store.
  5. Makes one loaf (recipe can easily be doubled).