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HOLIDAY SNITZ BREAD A traditional Christmas Bread. Why not enjoy it all year! Sponge: Measure into a bowl: 3 cups lukewarm water 3 pkg. yeast, dry or compressed 4 Tbsp. sugar 4 cups flour Mix water, sugar and yeast and stir until dissolved. Then add the flour and beat until smooth. Cover and let rise about 1 hour. Meanwhile, scald 2 cups milk. Add: 4 Tbsp. sugar 6 Tbsp. shortening (1/3 cup) 2 Tbsp. salt Cool to lukewarm. Add this liquid to the sponge mixture after it has doubled in bulk. Stir well to mix, then add: 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 - 6oz. container green candied pineapple 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 - 8oz. container red candied cherries 1 cup sugar 1 - 6oz container red candied pineapple 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1 - 8oz container green candied cherries 1 lb white raisins 1 - 6oz container yellow candied pineapple 1 lb. currants 1 - 4oz container orange peel, lemon or citron (you can use a combination) Flour should be added until it is workable but sticky. (you will need a 5 pound bag of flour to make this bread.) Turn out on a well floured board and knead flour into the dough; It will remain on the tacky side, but this is best because the fruit will need the extra moisture. Knead about 15 miinutes. When the proper amount of flour has been kneaded in, you will have a dough about the size of a basketball. Divide this into two batches and place each in a well oiled bowl, cover and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down dough - form three loaves from each batch and place in bread pan and let rise til double in bulk. Each bowlful will make three average loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. This bread is wonderful toasted and buttered - enjoy with a friend and a cup of coffee. Give a loaf as a gift to a friend. Can be frozen.

Holiday Snitz Bread


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(posted August 6, 1995)

HOLIDAY SNITZ
BREAD

A traditional Christmas
Bread. Why not enjoy it all year!

Sponge:
Measure into a bowl:
3 cups lukewarm water 3 pkg.
yeast, dry or compressed
4 Tbsp.
sugar 4 cups flour
Mix water,
sugar and
yeast and stir until dissolved. Then add the
flour and beat until smooth. Cover and let rise about 1 hour.

Meanwhile,
scald 2 cups milk. Add:
4 Tbsp.
sugar 6 Tbsp. shortening (1/3 cup) 2 Tbsp. salt
Cool to lukewarm. Add this liquid to the
sponge mixture after it has
doubled in bulk. Stir well to mix, then add:

1 tsp.
nutmeg 1 - 6oz. container green candied pineapple
1 tsp.
cinnamon 1 - 8oz. container red candied cherries
1 cup
sugar 1 - 6oz container red candied pineapple
1 cup walnuts, chopped 1 - 8oz container
green candied cherries
1 lb white raisins 1 - 6oz container yellow candied
pineapple
1 lb. currants 1 - 4oz container
orange peel, lemon or citron
(you can use a combination)

Flour should be added until it is workable but sticky. (you will need a
5 pound bag of
flour to make this bread.) Turn out on a well floured board
and
knead flour into the dough; It will remain on the tacky side, but this
is best because the fruit will need the extra moisture.
Knead about 15
miinutes. When the proper amount of
flour has been kneaded in, you will
have a
dough about the size of a basketball. Divide this into two batches
and place each in a well oiled bowl, cover and let rise until double in bulk.
Punch down
dough - form three loaves from each batch and place in bread
pan and let rise til double in bulk.
Each bowlful will make three average loaves.
Bake at 350 degrees for
45 minutes.
This
bread is wonderful toasted and buttered - enjoy with a friend and
a cup of
coffee. Give a loaf as a gift to a friend. Can be frozen.


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from Marengo,Ohio, United States wrote:2  0

We are of German decent.My family has been making Snitz Brot ( German for Bread) for 100 years. We use a Medium potatoe run through a sieve. save potatoe water for a base .No milk and use anise oil gives a licorice taste.
all the candies and yes spiced gum drops.
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