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No Knead Prune and Spice Bread

No Knead Prune and Spice Bread
Studded with chewy prunes and warm spices, this easy no knead bread is perfect for breakfast.
Yield 1 loaf



  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup water (110-115°F)
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons shortening or butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened prunes (drained, chopped & cooked)


  • Add flour, sugar, salt and spices to a mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Add warm water and yeast to a stand mixer bowl; let sit 5 minutes. Add the shortening, egg, and ½ of the flour-mixture. Using a paddle attachment, beat 2 minutes on medium speed until smooth. Add the remaining flour mixture and prunes; mix on low speed until smooth, about 1 to 1½ minutes. Scrape down batter from sides of bowl. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
    For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk.
  • Meanwhile grease one 5×9-inch OR 4½x8½-inch loaf pan.
  • Beat down raised batter in about 25 strokes using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Note that this is a thick, somewhat sticky batter. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Tap pan on table to settle the batter. Cover; let rise only until edges of batter come to within 1-inch of top of large pan or reach top of smaller pan, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until well browned on sides and top. Remove from pan and cool on rack. Brush with butter, if desired.


Photo by Brandi Evans.

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