easy bread :)
Real Xmas Bread from Scratch!
- 500g Strong white flour
- 150ml Warm milk
- 100g Butter, softened
- 2 Eggs, medium
- 1tsp Allspice, ground
- 1tsp, Cinnamon, ground
- 1tsp Vanilla extract
- 100g Golden caster sugar
- 7g Dried yeast
- 1tsp Salt
- 125g Sultanas
- 75g Raisins
- 50g Dried apple, roughly chopped
- 2-3tbs Apple brandy
- Zest of half an orange
- 1 tsp Preserved ginger
- 2 tsp Mixed peel
- 60g Hazelnuts, roughly chopped
Put the raisins, sultanas and dried apple in a mixing bowl and pour over the brandy and leave to steep overnight.
Put the flour, milk, butter, sugar, eggs, yeast, salt and spices into a mixing bowl, combine everything together and knead for 10 minutes until the mixture is smooth and elastic.
Leave the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled in size.
Butter and flour an 8” round cake tin.
Once the dough has risen, knock back and place the dough on a work surface and pat out flat, sprinkle fruit, nuts, mixed peel and ginger over the dough and roll up. Gently knead the dough to incorporate the fruit and nuts.
Divide the dough into seven pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place the balls into the prepared cake tin. Loosely cover with cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for about an hour.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45-60 minutes at 160C.