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Aunt Helen's Coffee Can Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Helen's Coffee Can Bread, by , is from The Swienton Friends and Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joann Childers
Added: Tuesday, September 29, 2009


4 c. four - divided
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 c. ground almonds
1/2 c. raisins
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 1 pound coffee cans

Mix 2 c. flour with yeast
Stir water, milk, butter, sugar and salt over low heat until butter melts
Cool about 5 minutes - add to flour and yeast
Add remaining flour, nuts, raisins and eggs
Dough will be stiff
Knead on a floured board until dough is smooth and elastic
Coat the inside of each can using small amount of oil
Divide dough in half - place one half in each can
Cover cans with plastic tops
Let rise in warm place (85) until dough reaches approx 1 inch from top
Remove plastic tops
Bake at 375 about 35 minutes until cake tester comes out clean

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Number Of Servings:
2 loaves




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