Spiced Fruit Bread, 1 lb.

A spicy twist to a holiday tradition.

    1½ fl ounces (3 tablespoons) water, 80°F
    ⅓ cup cottage cheese
    1 egg, large
    1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
    2 cups bread flour
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    pinch ground cloves
    pinch ground mace
    1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
    1 teaspoon bread machine yeast
    ¼ cup raisins
    ¼ cup craisins (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.