Traditional Christmas Loaf With Fruit

Baked in very small loaf pans, Christmas Loaf is a quick and easy baked gift to give.

Out of all my seasonal bread recipes, baking this delicious holiday bread is the one that resolves my Christmas spirit.


Unsalted butter Sugar Eggs Flour Candied cherries Pecans

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter and flour two loaf pans and set aside.

Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Measure the flour unsifted. Reserve 1/2 cup flour to mix with the cherries and the nuts. Sift the remaining flour into the butter sugar mixture and beat very well.

Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared loaf pans.

Bake for 45 minutes, however, and because ovens vary widely, begin testing for doneness at 35 minutes by inserting a toothpick and pulling it out clean.


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