Christmas Bread

4 cups buttermilk
2 oz. yeast
3/4 cup dark syrup
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1/2 tablespoon roughly ground caraway seeds
1 tablespoon salt
about 3 cups rye flour
1 1/2 cups graham flour
about 4 cups white flour

Warm up the buttermilk. Crumble in the yeast and add the syrup and spices.

Mix in the flour and knead thoroughly. Cover with a cloth and leave to rise. If the kitchen is drafty, stand the covered bowl in warm water.

Divide the dough into three and shape each portion into a round loaf. Put in a warm place to rise. Prick with a fork before placing in the oven.

Oven temperature: 400°


Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set, 6 Piece

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