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Bread Machine Easter Fruit Bread

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2008-07-25 Side Dish
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This rich bread is made in the bread machine, using butter, light cream, sugar and eggs, plus mixed dried fruits that's added for interest.

  • Servings: Makes a 1 1/2 lb. loaf.

Ingredients:

¾ cup Light Cream
2 Eggs
¼ cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 cups Flour
¼ cup Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
¾ cup Chopped Dried Tropical Fruit Mix or 1/4 Cup Each of Chopped Dried Pineapple, apricots and raisins

Directions:

Add all ingredients (except dried fruit) to bread machine pan in order suggested by the manufacturer. Select "basic" setting, “light crust”, and “add extras.” When the machine indicates that it’s time to add extras, add dried fruit. (If your bread machine doesn’t have this feature, add fruit after first mix cycle.) It is not advisable to use timed setting for this recipe, as it contains cream and eggs.

Helpful Tips:

This bread reminds me of challa with its rich, sweet tender crumb. But this bread has lots of dried fruit and is almost like French Brioche or Italian Panettone. Whatever it resembles, itÂ’s a quick delight thatÂ’s sure to please.