This is the month of fruits and nuts.
It seems that the holiday season is decorate everything and so we do the same with breads.
this Challah bread was this weeks bread. Since I make single loaves with the bread machine you actually use very little dried fruit.
1 cup water
3 cups bread flour
pinch of salt
2 tbs honey
2 tbs butter
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 cup dried fruit
I start in the bread machine through the first rise,
Shape and let rise again (30-40 min.)
Apply egg wash and bake.
Again I bake this at 400 for ten minutes and 350 for twenty additional minutes.
This bread also makes great french toast!