Barmbrack (Irish Bread)

You’ll Need:

2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup scalded lukewarm milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup grated lemon and orange rind, mixed
More soft butter
Extra sugar

Procedures : Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, cinnamon, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat smooth. Stir in raisins, rind and enough flour to handle dough. Knead; place in greased bowl. Let rise in warm place 2 hours.

Punch dough down; divide in half. Place in greased pans; brush with butter. Let rise until doubled, 50 to 60 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes. Brush with more butter and sprinkle with sugar.

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