Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Merry Christmas Bread

This recipe comes from Dena. I have "known" Dena for over 10 years now. We first met on the TSR board where she posted this and other wonderful recipes! She is a fabulous cook! This is a very special bread to make for the holidays and to give as gifts. It does freeze well.

Merry Christmas Bread
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Stick real butter
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
Cream this together
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 tsp. Allspice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Stir tog. well then add:
1/4 C. Black raspberry seedless preserves
1 C. Dates that has been soaked overnight in
1 C. Blackberry Brandy (add all to batter)
1 C. Chopped Spiced gumdrops (coat your knife with flour - may have to do several times)
1 C. Coarsely Chopped pecans
1 C. Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
1 C. Crushed pineapple (drained)
1 C. Maraschino Cherries
Make sure you soak your Dates all night the night before you want to make this in the Brandy. All the alcohol bakes out of the bread, but leaves a very wonderful flavor in the bread.
Pour in greased bread pan and top with whole pecan halves and halves of maraschino cherries. Bake at 325 for 1 hour . It's done when inserted knife comes out clean.
Triple batch makes 3 loaves and one small tin loaf.

Rachel at Modern Mommyhood is hosting a 12 Weeks of Christmas Carnival. Please check out her blog for more Christmas fun!!! If you are here visiting from 12 Weeks of Christmas Carnival, please stay and visit. I do have some other Christmas recipes and Christmas ideas posted.

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