• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 4 small loaves

Holiday Batter Bread

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 Ingredients List

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 packages (4½ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • ½ cup candied fruits, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp hot water or milk (use more or less to achieve desired consistency)


In large mixer bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan, heat milk, water and shortening until warm (120-130°F; shortening does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in candied fruits, nuts and remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and double, about 30 minutes.

Stir down batter. Spoon into one greased 9x5- inch bread pan or four well-greased 20-ounce cans. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double, a out 30 minutes. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan or cans; cool. Drizzle with Glaze and garnish with additional fruit and nuts, if desired.

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