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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cherries and Apricots Bread - Recipe


Good morning,

Here is another breakfast bread. Well, that doesn't stop me from eating it at any time of the day.  :)

If you have any questions about any of my recipes, please ask!

Enjoy,
Lois

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Cherries and Apricots Bread - Recipe
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Ingredients:

2 eggs

2 T vegetable oil

2 t salt

2 t sugar

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (or plain yogurt)

6 oz warm water

3-1/2 cups bread flour (or all purpose, but not self rising)

1/2 t ground ginger

2 rounded teaspoons dry yeast

1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup dried apricots (diced)

Place all ingredients except cherries and apricots in large capacity bread machine in order given. Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency. Add cherries and apricots five minutes before end of first dough cycle.

When first dough cycle finished, remove from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth. This batch required about one hour for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.

If preheating pans, remove from oven.

Spray pans with vegetable oil..

After the first rise, knead the dough to remove bubbles.

Divide for number of baking dishes you are using, shape in loaf shapes, and place in bread pans.

When it is finished rising the second time, bake at 350 F for 35 mins. If you are using 2 standard size loaf pans, bake at 350 F for 45 mins.

Remove from oven, turn out to cooling racks immediately.

Serve warm with honey, butter, or cream cheese.

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3 comments:

Happy Days said...

I love cherries and apricots! What a yummy bread. Too bad we're not neighbors...I'd be at your breakfast table most mornings to help you eat your yummy breads!!...debbie

Wanda said...

I would drop in with Debbie too, Lois!
...Wanda

Lois Evensen said...

Thank you, Ladies. I'd love to be able to share the bread with you. :)

Hugs,
Lois