Recipe: Christmas Bread

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A rich and fruity bread that’s ideal for the festive season. Served with butter it’s a delicious afternoon treat


  • 1 lb. (450g) flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 8 oz. (225g) butter, creamed
  • salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • half an ounce (13g) yeast
  • 8 oz. (225g) sugar
  • 12 oz. (350g) currants
  • 4 oz. (125g) candied peel
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Add a pinch of salt to the flour and sift into a bowl
    2. Dissolve the yeast in a cupful of warm water and stir into the flour
    3. Set aside in a warm place for one hour
    4. Add the sugar to the dough mixture then stir in the creamed butter, currants, candied peel, nutmeg and beaten eggs
    5. Mix well and pour into prepared baking tins
    6. Bake in a pre-heated oven, 350F, Gas Mark 4, 180C for about two hours
    7. Allow to cool on a wire rack

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