Christmas Bread Towers

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“This is another "baked in a can" recipe. These can be given in-can as a gift! When they're baked you take them out to cool then place them back in the can you have covered with Christmas wrapping paper or in Christmas plastic wrap, tie with a pretty bow, and give a really cute gift!”
4hrs 15mins
3 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle the yeast over warm water in a large mixing bowl; stir until dissolved.
  2. Add 3 cups of flour, butter, peanut butter, sugar, 4 eggs and 1 egg yolk. Blend together on low speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining flour and fruit; beat with a wooden spoon. Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth.
  4. Place in a lightly greased bowl and turn to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 2 hours.
  5. Punch down; knead until smooth. Divide into thirds. Place into 3 greased and floured 1-pound coffee cans. Let rise until double in bulk, about 30-45 minutes.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Brush with reserved egg white; sprinkle with additional sugar.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes longer or until bread tests done. Remove the bread from the can and cool.
  8. Wipe the cans and prepare with Christmas paper if desired or place the loaves in festive plastic wrap and tie with a Christmas ribbon.

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