Dried Cherry and Almond Bread

Dried cherries lend a wonderfully tart, fruity flavor to this tender nut loaf.


Details

Difficulty

Beginner

Yield

1 loaf

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bread Machine Time

About 3 hours

Ingredients


  • 1-POUND LOAF
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup dried tart red cherries or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see How to Toast Nuts tip below)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast
  • OR Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1-1/2-POUND LOAF
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup dried tart red cherries or dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see How to Toast Nuts tip below)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast
  • OR Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast

Directions


Use the 1-pound recipe if your machine pan holds 10 cups or less of water. Add ingredients to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer, adding dried cherries and almonds with flour.

Recommended cycle: Basic/white bread cycle; light or medium/normal color setting.

Toasting Nuts:
Toasting nuts brings out their full flavor and helps keep them crisp in breads. Spread the chopped nuts in a shallow baking pan large enough to accommodate a single layer. Bake the nuts at 350oF for 5 to 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring several times and checking often. Be sure to cool nuts before adding to the bread machine.