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Bermuda Fruitcake Bread

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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1                cup  water
3        tablespoons  candied lemon peel -- *see Note
3              whole  eggs
3        tablespoons  butter
3        tablespoons  molasses
3/4      teaspoon  salt
1 1/2      teaspoons  ground ginger
3/4      teaspoon  ground cinnamon
3/4      teaspoon  ground nutmeg
3        tablespoons  sugar
3               cups  bread flour
2 1/4      teaspoons  instant yeast
add at beep
3/4           cup  pecans -- chopped
1/3           cup  currants
1/3           cup  golden raisins
for soaking and brushing
3/4           cup  dark rum

Soak the raisins, currents and nuts in the rum for 1/2 hour. Drain,
reserving the rum. Place all of the ingredients in your machines fully
assembled pan (with the exception of those ingredients listed under "add
at beep" and "for soaking and brushing"). Select the basic or white cycle
and press start.

About 10 minutes after your machine has started kneading the dough you
need to open the lid and check the consistency of the dough. The dough
should be starting to form a smooth round ball. When you touch the dough
with your finger it should be slightly tacky to the touch however no dough
should remain on your finger when you pull it away.

If you dough it too dry add 1 tbsp. of water at a time (allowing the
machine to knead for a minutes or so between additions) until the dough is
the proper consistency. If the dough is too wet add 1 tbsp. of flour at a
time (allowing the machine to knead for a minute or so between additions)
until the dough is the proper consistency. These types of adjustments are
not unusual and don't mean there is something wrong with the recipe.

If this recipe has "add at beep" ingredients you need to either turn on
the add ingredients beep function, choose your machines cycle that has an
add ingredients beep or if your machine has neither of these you need to
add these ingredients during the last 10 minutes of your machines final
kneading cycle.

After the machine has beeped to indicate the bread is done, open the
machines lid leave for 10 minutes. Then remove the pan with the bread from
the machine and gently remove the bread from the pan (invert and shake
until it slides out). Place bread on a cooling rack, brush with remaining
rum and allow it to cool for 30 minutes at least before slicing.

To store the bread, store it unsliced in a heavy plastic bag. I use
1-gallon zip-lock bags. You should use the bread with in a day or so as
fresh homemade bread doesn't contain any chemical preservatives and will
stale fast.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 308 Calories; 9g Fat (29.6%
calories from fat); 7g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 55mg
Cholesterol; 185mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2
Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES : How to Make Candied Zest

With a vegetable peeler, remove the colored zest from 4
lemons or 2 oranges, leaving behind the bitter white pith.
In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to
a boil, swirling the pan to dissolve the sugar. Add the
zest, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer 5 minutes. Let
the zest cool in the syrup, then transfer to a covered jar
and refridgerate for up to 3 weeks. To use, life the zest
from the syrup with a fork or slotted spoon and drain off
as much syrup as possible. Mince the candied zest before
adding to the bread. Makes 1/4 cup.

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