Bajan Sweet Bread (Barbados)

Recipe by Random Rachel
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350*F and lightly grease a bread pan. The original recipe calls for 2 bread pans, but the bread doesn't rise at all so it bakes nicely in one pan.
  • In a mixer cream together the brown sugar, shortening and butter.
  • Add flour, salt, grated coconut, raisins, cherries, nutmeg and mix well.
  • Stir in almond extract, evaporated milk, and water, until a firm dough is formed. (You may need to add additional water.).
  • Split the dough evenly between the two pans, and use a knife to cut a diagonal criss-cross pattern on the top of each loaf. Sprinkle 1 tbsp turbinado sugar over the top of each loaf.
  • Bake for about 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaves comes out clean (Or a digital thermometer reads 190*F.) Cool completely in the pans before removing.
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