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Recipe Name: Election Day Loaf Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/23/2014
Base: Breads Comments:
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Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 Dry yeast
1 1/2 Cup(s) Warm Water
2 Teaspoon(s) Sugar
6 Cup(s) Unbleached flour, divided
1 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1 1/2 Teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Ground cloves
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Nutmeg
3/4 Cup(s) Butter, at room temperature
2 Eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 Cup(s) Raisins
3/4 Cup(s) Chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 Cup(s) Chopped citron
1 Tablespoon(s) Flour
Icing:
1 Cup(s) Confectioner's sugar, Confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon(s) Orange juice
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Vanilla
1 Pinch(s) Of salt
Directions:
Mew England legend decrees that votes were bought in exchange for
thisloaf. You may not win an election, but you will get an overwhelming
voteof confidence if you serve this bread to the poll watchers gathered
inyour home on election night.In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in
warm water. Add 2 tsp sugar and 11/2 cups flour. beat well, about 150
strokes. Cover the bowl tightlyand set in a warm, draft-free place for
30 minutes. Meanwhile, sift theremaining flour with the salt, cinnamon,
cloves, and nutmeg on a pieceof wax paper. In a small bowl, cream the
butter and sugar. When theyeast batter has only 5 more minutes to rise,
add the eggs to thecreamed butter.Beat well. Stir down the yeast
batter. Spoon in the butter mixture andblend well. Add the sifted dry
ingredients a spoonful at a time,beating after each one until the
mixture is smooth. Dredge the raisins,nuts and citron in the tbsp of
flour and stir into the batter. Pour thebatter into a greased 10 inch
tube pan. Make it level by using a spoondipped in cold water. Cover
the pan with wax paper and place in a warm,draft-free spot for about
1-1/2 hours, or until a wooden tooth-pickinserted in the center comes
out clean. Check halfway through bakingtime; if the top gets too brown,
cover loosely with foil or brown paper.Remove from oven and let cool
for 10 minutes before turning the breadonto a wire rack to cool.Spread
on the icing while the bread is still warm. Makes 1 loaf.Origin:
Hearth and Home Companion Shared by: Sharon Stevens.From Gemini's
MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 5735
Calories From Fat: 1377
Total Fat: 156.9g
Cholesterol: 738mg
Sodium: 2836.5mg
Potassium: 3169.6mg
Carbohydrates: 998.6g
Fiber: 32.1g
Sugar: 359.6g
Protein: 100.9g


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