Recipe #404  

Almond Amaretto Loaf

Almond Amaretto Loaf Recipe | Holiday and Specialty Breads | Almond Amaretto Loaf is a lightly sweetened bread. <BR>Flavored with amaretto and filled with almonds, <BR>then drizzled with an amaretto glaze. <BR><BR>Makes&nbsp;1 Loaf

Almond Amaretto Loaf is a lightly sweetened bread.
Flavored with amaretto and filled with almonds,
then drizzled with an amaretto glaze.

Makes 1 Loaf

4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 large egg
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Amaretto Glaze (recipe follows)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt.  Heat milk, butter, amaretto liqueur, and lemon juice until very warm (120° to 130°F).  Gradually add to flour mixture.  Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add egg and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.  Stir in chopped almonds and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Roll dough to 12 x 8-inch rectangle.  Beginning from short end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll.  Pinch seam and ends to seal.  Place seam side down, in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.  Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.  Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.  Drizzle with Amaretto Glaze; sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Amaretto GlazeCombine 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted; 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur, and milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make glaze of drizzling consistency.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 slice; 1 / 12 of recipe
Serving weight: 3.3 ounces
Calories 280; Total fat 6 g; Saturated fat 2 g;
Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 180 mg; Carbohydrates 48 g; Dietary fiber 2 g; Sugars 15 g; Protein 7 g