Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cherry Valentine's Dessert Bread




Yield: 3 small breads

Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups milk, room temperature
2-1/4 tsp or 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped candied cherries
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, about
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp soft butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
Water
1/4 cup halved candied cherries

Preparation:

  1. In large bowl, mix together milk, yeast, 1/2 cup butter, sugar, salt, egg, and cinnamon. Mix in 2 cups flour. Mix in chopped candied cherries. Mix in the remaining flour until you have a soft dough. You may or may not need as much flour as stated in the recipe.
  2. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for 8 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl. Turn dough over so that the dough is greased on both sides. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for one hour.
  3. Punch down dough and turn out onto floured board. Knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough into three equal parts. Roll each part into a 10 x 6-inch oval. Fold the length of the oval in half so that the top short edge is about 1-inch in from the bottom short edge. Place each folded bread onto a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for about 40 minutes or until double in size.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove breads from baking sheets and let cool on rack until warm. While the bread is still warm, mix together the confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 tsp butter, vanilla, and enough water to make a thick icing. Ice each bread while it is still warm and top with halved cherries.

1 comment:

Teena Mary said...

Great recipe & looks pretty too! If you are willing, you can share this recipe & other romantic recipes with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

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