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Sweet Bread from Argentina


This is a very delicious bread, made mostly for the Holidays, and loved by the children.


3 cups of white flour
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of yeast
½ cup of milk
1/3 cup of butter
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup of candied fruit
½ cup of raisins
½ cup of powered sugar
½ cup of crushed almonds


Put the flour, on a kitchen table, make a hole in the middle and there add the sugar, the eggs, the milk, yeast, both grated rinds, vanilla and knead it all until the dough is soft. Let it rest for some half hour, covered to keep it warm.

Knead again, and form a big square with the dough. Over this dough, place the fruit, the raisins and the almonds. Roll this dough. On top of it brush one beaten egg yolk. Take it to medium heat oven until it is golden, about 35 minutes.

When taken from the oven, while it is very warm, cover it with the powered sugar.
Serve it cold. Let it stand during a couple of hours after it is out of the oven. - South American Foods and Desserts



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