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Dried Fruit and Cinnamon Batter Bread

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Make this show-stopper yeasted bread, with dried fruits and sweet glaze, for a special breakfast or brunch. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Bread

3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon or cardamom
1
package fast-acting dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/4
cups very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
egg
1
cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (from 7-oz bag)

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 3 teaspoons milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, the granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast. Add water, butter and egg. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in dried fruit and remaining 1 cup flour to make a stiff batter.
  • 3
    Spread batter in pan; pat into shape with floured hands. Cover loosely with plastic wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray; let rise in warm place 45 to 60 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 375°F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Immediately remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over top of loaf.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t skimp on the beating time. This allows the batter to develop the gluten, or the structure, of the bread.
  • Look for different varieties of dried fruit mixtures. Some have more raisins, apples and apricots, while others have dried berries.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
11g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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