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Welsh Bread (Bara Brith) Recipe

Yields1 Serving

INGREDIENTS:
 2/3 cup of warm milk (110 degrees F./43 degrees C.)
 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
 1 egg
 1/4 cup of butter (one stick)
 1/4 teaspoon of salt
 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
 2 tablespoons of molasses
 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
 1 pinch of baking soda
 2 1/3 cups of bread flour
 1 1/2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast or active dry yeast
 3/4 cup of craisins (or the dried fruit of your choice like raisins or currants)
DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the warm milk and the vinegar to the bread pan and let rest for 15 minutes while the milk curdles.

2

Add the rest of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the recipe but reserve the dried fruit.

3

Select the basic white bread setting for a 1-pound loaf and a medium crust.

4

If the bread appears a bit sticky during the kneading cycle, add a tablespoon of flour at a time to get a firm dough ball. If it’s too dry, add a tablespoon of milk at a time to loosen it up.

5

When the machine beeps towards the end of the kneading cycle, add the raisins or craisins or other dried fruit. If your bread machine has a fruit and nut dispenser, dust the dried fruit with flour before adding it to the hopper.

6

When done, remove the loaf from the bread pan and let rest for 10 minutes. If you like you can glaze it with warmed honey. Slice and serve.