English Plum Bread


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes active dry yeast
  • 8 cups flour
  • 4 ounces citron, sliced very thin
  • 1 pound raisins, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  1. Scald milk and water and cool until warm.
  2. Add yeast, mixing to dissolve.
  3. Add flour to make dough stiff enough to knead.
  4. Cover; let rise until it doubles.
  5. Cut raisins and citron into dough with sugar. Let rise again.
  6. Mold into 2 mounds and put into bread pans. Let rise again.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown, then reduce heat and bake for about 1 hour.

Makes 2 large loaves.

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