1/2 cup water
1 large egg
3-inch piece vanilla bean*
1 (8-ounce) cup vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
3 tablespoons dry milk powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine water and egg in small bowl. With sharp knife, split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. With spoon, scrape seeds from bean; add to egg mixture. Add egg mixture and remaining dough ingredients to bread machine pan, in the order suggested by manufacturer.
Select dough/manual cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make dough easy to handle. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece to 10-inch rope; braid ropes together. Pinch ends to seal. Place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 375oF for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Drizzle with Vanilla Glaze.
Vanilla GlazeIn a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
* If desired, replace vanilla bean with 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.