A Tradition in Family Baking

Holiday Batter Bread

Holiday Batter Bread
This Holiday Batter Bread is so easy to make and requires NO kneading! It’s pretty, festive and sure to be a hit at your Christmas table!
Yield: One 9x5-inch loaf or 4 small loaves
Ingredients
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 packages (4½ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • ½ cup candied fruits, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp hot water or milk (use more or less to achieve desired consistency)
Instructions
  1. In large mixer bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan, heat milk, water and shortening until warm (120-130°F; shortening does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in candied fruits, nuts and remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and double, about 30 minutes.

  2. Stir down batter. Spoon into one greased 9x5- inch bread pan or four well-greased 20-ounce cans. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double, a out 30 minutes. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan or cans; cool. Drizzle with Glaze and garnish with additional fruit and nuts, if desired.

  3. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.

  4. Recipe featured at Food Faith Fitness.
 

This Holiday Batter Bread is so easy to make and requires NO kneading! It’s pretty, festive and sure to be a hit at your Christmas table! Find recipe at redstaryeast.com.

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