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Fruited Ricotta Bread


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By zina
Member since 2007

Serves 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time 50 to 60

Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups ricotta cheese
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. chopped candied fruit
2 Tbsp. golden raisins
1 Tbsp. chopped almonds
1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar


Preheat oven to 375º F. Grease and flour cookie sheet.


Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and stir in ricotta, eggs, vanilla, sugar, candied fruit, raisins, almonds, and lemon peel. Knead lightly until dough holds together.


Shape into 12-inch-long loaf and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Transfer to wire rack. Brush butter over warm loaf; sift confectioners’ sugar over top. Cool completely.


Yield: 12 servings


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Notes

Nice at Christmas time and delicious!

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