Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Fruit Bread

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound figs, chopped
  • 1/2 pound dates, chopped
  • 1/2 pound dried pears, chopped
  • 1/2 pound dried prunes, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1 cup candied orange peel, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 package active dry, or cake, yeast
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • dash salt
  • 3 oblaten wafers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup almonds, blanched, halved
  • Details

  • Yield: 3 fruit loaves
  • Prep Time: 2-2 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Austria

Also Called: Fruechtebrot

DIRECTIONS

Mix figs, dates, pears, prunes, raisins, orange peel, walnuts, hazelnuts, cinnamon, cloves, rum. Reserve overnight. Mix yeast with flour and water. Add vinegar, salt. Let rise in warm place 30 minutes. Combine yeast mixture with fruit mixture. Blend well. Form 3 oblong loaves. Place on oblaten. Brush with egg. Cover with halved almonds. Bake in 275° oven 1 1/2 hours. Yield, 3 fruit loaves

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Lectures on Art and Faith in NYC 11 hours ago
Black Mass Thwarted in Oklahoma City 14 hours ago
A lesson in prudence: Stopping the Black Mass in Oklahoma City 17 hours ago
St. Paul on Helping those in Need August 25
2013-2014 Liturgical Year Volume 6 Released August 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8