Chilean Christmas Bread

Chilean Christmas Bread
Photo by Chris Astley

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 orange or lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • ½ cup dried or glacéed cherries
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 ½ teaspoons brandy
    • 1 sugar
    • 1/3 cup candied ginger or lemon or orange peel
    • 1/3 cup golden raisins
    • 1/3 dark raisins
    • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 4 large eggs

In 2-cup glass measuring cup, stir together 1/2 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F) and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over and stir, then let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand at room temperature until sponge rises to top of measuring cup, 20 to 30 minu...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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