Greek Christmas Bread

Greek Christmas Bread Category Regional Cuisine 
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Ingredients And Procedures

1 pk (or 1 tablespoon) Active Dry

-Yeast 1/4 c Warm Water (110 to 115

-degrees) 1/3 c Sugar

1 ts Ground Cardamom

1/4 ts Salt

1 Egg

1/4 c Milk

1/4 c Vegetable Oil

1 1/2 c Whole Wheat Flour

1 c All-Purpose Flour

1/4 c Golden Raisins

1/4 c Walnuts, chopped

Keywords: Ovo-Lacto Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Combine the sugar, cardamom, salt, egg, milk and oil in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the yeast mixture, flours, raisins and nuts. Mix well. Add enough extra flour to make soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Shape into a round loaf. Put the dough into a lightly-oiled 8-inch-round cake pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Bake in a 350-degree oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until brown. Serves 15 One Serving = Calories: 147 Carbohydrates: 22 Protein: 4 Fat: 6 Sodium: 40 Potassium: 101 Cholesterol: 18 Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange + 1/2 Fruit Exchange + 1 Fat Exchange Source: Holiday Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, ISBN 0-13-024894-0, by Betty Wedman, M.S.,R.D.

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