Tuscan-Style Coffeecake

Recipe by Healthy Debbie
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Combine the dough ingredients, mixing and kneading to form a smooth supple dough. Place the dough in a bowl, cover, and let it rise abouit 1 hour.
  • For the nut and dried fruit fillling: mix 1 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped. 3/4 cup raisins, 3/4 cup golden raisins.
  • Gently deflate the dough and knead in the nuts and fruit. Shape the dough into a flat ball, and place it in a 9-ionch round pan. Cover the pan and allow the loaf to rise for 30 minutes or till it barely crests over the top of the pan.
  • Combine the sugar, vanilla, and water. Drizzle over the top of the risen bread. Bake the bread in a preheated 350-degree over for 35-45 minutes, until it's golden brown and the internal temperature registers 190 degrees. Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then carefully turn it out of the pan. Allow it to cool before cutting.Yield: 1 round loaf.