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William is in need of a new recipe for his sweet bread dough.


  • 2 1/4 TSP Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Beaten Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 TBS Brandy
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 – 4 Cups A.P. Flour
  • Non- Stick Spray

Simple Syrup

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water

Procedure:  Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in raisins, sugar, oil, orange zest, egg, brandy and enough flour to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto generously floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 10 to 15 minutes.  Form dough and place on a greased sheet pan with parchment paper. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.   Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake until bread is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire rack.  Brush with simple syrup. Simple syrup- bring sugar and water to a boil.