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Greek Christmas BreadMerry Christmas Wish

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Spiced with the wonderful spice cardamom and whole wheat flour for great nutrition. Golden raisins and walnuts give this bread its finishing touch.

Greek Christmas Bread

Ingredients

1 package (or 1 tablespoon) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Recipe Directions

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Combine the sugar, cardamom, salt, egg, milk and oil in a large bowl. Mix well.

Add the yeast mixture, flours, raisins and nuts. Mix well. Add enough extra flour to make soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Shape into a round loaf. Put the dough into a lightly oiled 8-inch round cake pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Bake in a 350 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until brown.

Nutrition Information


Yield: 15 slices
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 147; Carbohydrates: 22; Protein: 4; Fat: 6; Sodium: 40mg; Cholesterol: 18; Potassium: 101mg

Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange + 1/2 Fruit Exchange + 1 Fat Exchange

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