Holiday Bread question

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by chefbk, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. chefbk

    chefbk

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    During the time of a wassail feast there is a dark sweet bread that is used,
    NOT plum pudding. But an actual bread. It is only available during the holidays. I think that its from England traditionally. I would like to know the name of the bread. Thanks,
    BK
     
  2. even stephen

    even stephen

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    I make something called stollen every Christmas.
    Its a yeast leavened fairly dense bread with dried
    fruit, citron, nuts, anise, rum, etc.. After baking
    it is totally immersed in boiling butter three times
    and then packed in vanilla sugar and allowed to cool.
    the shape is said to represent the womb of the mother
    Mary or the baby Jesus in swaddling clothes. If you
    cannot find the bread you were thinking about, perhaps
    this one will do. It is close to many other holiday breads
    from Italy to Mexico. It was originally a journey bread, and
    lasts about a month, that explains why its dunked in butter
    and packed in sugar.
     
  3. panini

    panini

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    I'm thinking maybe it's a date nut type bread.
    Sometime today I'll gthrough my holiday breads and see what I can come up with.
    pan