4½ tsp 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
1 tsp butter or margarine, softened
1 to 2 TBSP hot water
InstructionsIn 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
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.
*You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes.
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