Stollen Bread, 1.5 lb.

This is the easy way to make stollen bread for the holidays or any time of the year. After baking, dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with a powdered sugar icing before slicing.

    7½ fl ounces (¾ cup + 2 tablespoons) water, 80°F
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    2½ cups bread flour
    1½ tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    1¾ teaspoons bread machine yeast
    ¼ cup red candied cherries
    ¼ cup red candied cherries
    ¼ cup green candied cherries
    ¼ cup raisin
    ½ cup chopped nuts

  1. Add liquids ingredients and butter to pan.
  2. Add all dry ingredients, except yeast to pan. Tap pan to settle dry ingredients, then level ingredients, pushing some of the mixture into the corners. Lock pan into bread maker.
  3. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add yeast. Lock pan into bread maker.
  4. Program for recommended select setting BASIC WHITE (1, 2, 3). Program timer if being used. Turn bread maker on. When done, turn off, unlock pan and remove with oven mitts. Shake bread out of pan and cool on rack before slicing.