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by tkhooper on December 04, 2005 12:24 AM
Christmas Bread

1/2 Cup dried fruit chopped
1/4 Cup Cherry Koolaid Sweetened
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Soak the dried fruit in the cherry koolaid overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan.

Mix together the dry ingredients. Cream the butter and beat in the eggs. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients. Do not mix more than necessary. Gently stir in the vanilla, fruit & nuts if used.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until nicely browned. A toothpick inserted into the center of the bread will come out fairly clean when it is done. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. To store, wrap in waxed paper.

Serve warm with butter. Yummy!

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by comfrey on December 04, 2005 06:17 AM
This sounds very yummy...I'm going to keep this recipe and try it out.

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by 4Ruddy on December 09, 2005 02:05 PM
%TK...is the sweetened Kool~Aide dry...or do you make it up and add it as a wet ingredient?

~V~

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Happiness, like a dessert so sweet.
May life give you more than you can ever eat...
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by weezie13 on December 11, 2005 02:28 AM
This sounds realllllllllly different....

? Dried fruit is the stuff you get in the
what looks like the ingredients to fruit cake??
The rinds ones?? Or is this like dried dates, cherries, cranberries????? [dunno]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by tkhooper on December 11, 2005 02:48 AM
Re: koolaide I mixed it up first and added my own sugar.

Re: dried fruit. The combination I had was pineapple, peaches, cranberries and the like. It was suppose to be snack food [not]. Nothing had a rhine on it that I could see. But then I don't see so good lol.

Dried not candied. Usually candied fruit is used in fruit cake. It's sweeter and harder when it is baked. At least I think so lol.

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by 4Ruddy on December 11, 2005 04:22 AM
Thanks TK...I wasn't sure if the kool~aide needed to be already mixed or if you just threw it in there dry! I'm gonna try this it sounds so different!!!!

~V~

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Happiness, like a dessert so sweet.
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by weezie13 on December 11, 2005 06:30 AM
That really does sound like a neat bread...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by tkhooper on December 11, 2005 09:43 AM
Thanks Weezie hope you enjoy it. I just finished mine today and it is so good with a little cream in the bottom of the bowl and butter on top of the bread warmed up.

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by 4Ruddy on December 11, 2005 11:38 PM
TK...does the kool~aide
color" the bread? That would be way neat to have a pretty color....

~V~

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by tkhooper on December 20, 2005 05:39 AM
You will notice that the bread has a slight pink cast but it isn't enough to make it look anything other than brown like a light spice bread. Sorry.

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