Easy No Mold No Knead Italian Fruit Christmas Bread

Easy No Mold No Knead Italian Fruit Christmas Bread


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk (110°F/43°C)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mixed candied fruits (citrus peel, cherries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc.)
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting, optional)

Cooking Steps:

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and salt.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, dissolve the active dry yeast in warm milk. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.

Step 3: Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Add melted butter and vanilla extract. Mix until a shaggy dough forms.

Step 4: Add the mixed candied fruits, raisins, and chopped nuts to the dough. Stir to evenly distribute the fruits and nuts.

Step 5: Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.

Step 6: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 7: Transfer the risen dough to the prepared baking sheet, shaping it into a round or oval loaf.

Step 8: Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

Step 9: Allow the Italian Fruit Christmas Bread to cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 10: Optionally, dust the cooled bread with powdered sugar for a festive touch.

Step 11: Slice and enjoy this Easy No Mold No Knead Italian Fruit Christmas Bread with your loved ones during the holiday season.

Delight in the festive spirit with this simple and delicious Italian Fruit Christmas Bread, a perfect addition to your holiday table or a thoughtful homemade gift.

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