Easy Christmas Bread Recipe

Easy Christmas Bread Recipe

Christmas is the time to bake to your heart’s content, so why not try our Christmas Bread recipe.


  • 1 c Nonfat milk
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 2 pk Yeast
  • 1/2 c Warm water (105 115’F.)
  • 1/2 c Nonfat egg substitute
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 6 c Flour
  • 1 Grated lemon zest
  • 1 c Mixed candied fruit
  • 1 c Golden raisins
  • 1 tsp Butter, melted
  • Powdered sugar
  • Red candied pineapple

Also Read: Christmas Cake


  • Heat milk and sugar in saucepan to scalding, then cool to lukewarm. Combine yeast and warm water in mixing bowl, stirring until yeast is dissolved. Add cooled milk mixture to yeast mixture in mixing bowl. Stir in egg substitute, vanilla, and salt. Beat in 3 cups of flour and lemon zest. Beat in remaining flour to make a soft dough.

  • Knead in mixed candied fruit and raisins. Knead about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.

  • Put the dough in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down. Divide dough in half. Roll first half of dough on a lightly floured surface into oval about 1/4″ thick. Fold in half lengthwise. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with half of the melted butter. Repeat with the second half of dough.

  • Cover loaves and let rise until doubled about 45 minutes. Bake at 375’F. 25 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool to warm. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate with candied pineapple or cherries. Makes 2 loaves, or 16 servings.

Also Read: The Emblems of Christmas

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