Spiced Fruit Bread, 1.5 lb.

A spicy twist to a holiday tradition.

    1 fl ounce (2 tablespoons) water, 80°F
    ¾ cup cottage cheese
    2 eggs, large
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    3 cups bread flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1½ teaspoons salt
    ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
    ⅛ teaspoon ground mace
    2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
    1½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
    ⅓ cup raisins
    ⅓ cup dried cranberries

  1. Add liquid ingredients and butter to bread pan.
  2. Add all dry ingredients, except yeast, to bread pan. Tap pan to settle dry ingredients and then level, pushing some of them into the corners. Lock pan into bread maker.
  3. Make an indentation in center of dry ingredients fill with yeast.
  4. Select desired setting. Program timer, if necessary. Turn bread maker on. When bread is done, turn breadmaker off and, using oven mitts, unlock and remove the bread pan. Shake bread out of pan and cool on rack before slicing.