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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Margarine
  • 11 c Flour
  • 2 c Milk
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Warm water; (NOT hot)
  • 2 pk Yeast
  • 4 Whole eggs ;beaten
  • 1 c Yellow raisins
  • 1/2 c Chopped almonds; blanched &
  • -chopped
  • 2 ts Grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 ts Mace
  • 2 Whole egg yolks
  • 1/4 c Water


In large bowl cut margarine into flour until mixture resembles coare meal.
Set aside.

Scald milk; stir in sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Measure warm (not
hot) water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle or crumble yeast; stir until
dissolved. Stir in lukewarm milk mixture, eggs, raisins, almonds, lemon
peel, mace and half the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining
flour mixture to make soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured board and knead
until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning
to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place free from draft, until doubled
in bulk, about an hour.

Punch down dough. Turn onto lightly floured board. Divide into 4 equal
pieces. Set 2 aside. Divide one piece into 4 equal strips, 15 inches long.
Place the 4 strips on a large greased baking sheet; form into a braid.
Divide the second piece into 5 equal parts. Form 3 pieces into a second
braid and place on top of first. With remaining pieces of dough make a
third braid and place on top of second braid. Form a second loaf using rest
of dough. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled,
about an hour. Beat egg yolks and water together until blended and brush
loaves. Bake in moderate oven (350) or until done.

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