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Cherry Almond Mini Loaves Recipe

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Plenty of good things come in these little loaves featuring golden raisins and cherries. There's a surprise— the creamy almond filling— in every scrumptious bite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups golden raisins
  • 1-1/3 cups candied cherry halves
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • FILLING:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) almond paste
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 121 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, 1/2 cup butter, sugar and salt. Cook over low heat until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Cool to lukewarm (110°-115°).
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in the milk mixture, eggs and yolk. Gradually beat in 2 cups flour. Stir in the
  3. raisins, cherries and orange peel. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Place in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Punch dough down; divide into 12 portions. Shape each into a 6-in. x 4-in. oval. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Melt remaining butter and brush over dough.
  6. For filling, in a small bowl, crumble almond paste; stir in sugar and egg white until smooth. Divide filling into 12 portions; roll each into a 5-in. log. Flatten slightly and place off-center on each oval. Fold dough over filling; press edges to seal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  7. Brush each loaf with butter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 mini loaves.
Originally published as Cherry Almond Mini Loaves in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 121 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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