Pomander Bread (Citrus Spice Bread)

“Fragrant citrus & spices. This bread smells so good when it's cooking. I gave a loaf of this bread to my MIL; she said she made french toast out of it, then sprinkled it with a little Mexican chocolate and it was absolutely divine.”
READY IN:
2hrs 15mins
YIELD:
2 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm milk in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the rest of the milk, orange juice, apple juice, salt, vegetable oil, honey, and egg.
  3. Mix orange rind, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, and ginger into whole wheat flour, and add mixture to liquid ingredients; stir.
  4. Stir in white flour gradually, until dough becomes difficult to stir.
  5. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 10 minutes, adding only as much flour as needed to produce a dough that is smooth, elastic and just past the point of being sticky.
  6. Put in a large oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
  7. Allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
  8. Punch down, and divide in half to make 2 loaves.
  9. Place loaves in well-greased 9"x5"x3" pans, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise until doubled in volume (about 30 minutes).
  10. Pre-heat oven to 350F (375 at 6000').
  11. Bake bread in the center of the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until browned and hollow sounding when tapped (May have to cover with foil tent the last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning).
  12. Remove from pans and place on rack to cool.

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