Homemaker Mondays and Making a Happy Home Monday ~ Holiday Bread

Homemaker Mondays is hosted by Robyn at 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven
Making a Happy Home Monday is hosted by LL at As for me and my house...
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon orange peel
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
1 3/4 cups cool water
3/4 cups golden raisins
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 cup salted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup minced walnuts
  • In a small bowl pour orange juice over the raisins. Let set 1/2 hour. Pour off remaining juice before using fruit.
  • In a LARGE mix together the flours, salt, yeast and water in a large bowl. Stir until you need to use your hands to form a sticky dough.
  • When the dough is smooth and uniform work in the fruit and nuts.
  • Cover the bowl with press-n-seal and let rest at room temperature for at least 8 hours or better yet over night. Dough will bubble and rise quite a bit.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into desired shapes to fit lightly greased covered stoneware bakers. I make 2 loaf pan sizes. Place in pan smooth side up.
  • Let rise another 2 hours or until your thumb print remains when you poke the dough.
  • Just before placing in oven slice across the tops several times to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place bread in cold oven and set temperature to 450 degrees.
  • Bake 45 minutes, uncover and bake another 5-10 minutes until golden brown and 205 degrees internal temperature.
  • Cool on rack before slicing.

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Mom2my9 said...

Wow! This bread sounds very, very good! Do you have a picture? It's also an interesting way to bake it. I've never heard of doing it that way. Thank you so much for sharing, Tamy, and I'll see you next week!

BarbaraLee said...

Sounds tasty. Too bad my kids wouldn't like it. Theres fruit & nuts in it.

~LL~ said...

This sounds good! Thanks for participating. (Sorry it took me so long to pop over....it's been CA-RAZY!