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  1. 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups unsifted bread flour

  2. 3 large eggs (at room temperature)

  3. 1/2 cup sugar

  4. 2 packages dry yeast

  5. 1 teaspoon salt

  6. 1/2 cup milk, 1%

  7. 1/2 cup water

  8. 1/2 cup margarine (1 stick)

  9. 1/2 cup seedless raisins

  10. 1/2 cup chopped citron

  11. 2 tablespoons pine nuts

  12. 1 tablespoon anise seeds Loaf Wash:

  13. 1 large egg

  14. 1 tablespoon water

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  1. Directions : In a large bowl thoroughly mix 11/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and undissolved dry yeast. Combine milk, 1/2 cup water and margarine in a saucepan over low heat, until liquids are warm. (Margarine does not need to melt.) Gradually add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 3 eggs and 1/2 cup flour, or enough flour to make a thick batter. Beat at high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in citron, raisins, pine nuts and anise seeds. Add enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Cover; let rise again until almost double, about 30 minutes. Punch dough down again; turn out onto lightly floured board. Divide in half; form into round balls. Place on opposite corners of a greased baking sheet. Cut a cross 1/2-inch deep on top of each ball. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Loaf Wash: Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water. Use to brush tops of cakes. Bake about 35 to 45 minutes, or until done. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks. Nutrition: One serving (2 ounce slice) provides approximately: 175 calories, 4 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 25 mg cholesterol, 53 mcg folate, 2 g iron, 146 mg sodium. Recipe courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council


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