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Grandma Leonard's Nut Bread

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Stew Leonard's stopped by Sunday morning to share the recipe for Grandma Leonard's Nut Bread.

To start, warm together 2 cups milk, 1 package dry yeast (or one cake) and 2 tablespoons sugar.  Let sit until yeast is dissolved. Add flour and set aside

You'll need:                                                       

2/3 cup sugar

½ cup Butter                                                                   

2 teaspoons salt

2 egg whites

6 cups flour

1 cup walnuts

1 cup raisins

Cream butter and sugar together. 

Mix in egg whites and salt. 

Mix in flour (mixture will be crumbly)

Mix in walnuts and raisins.  (Beth's note: the recipe calls for 1 cup each, but I always add more.  If you don't like raisins, just add more nuts.)

Add both mixtures together.  Knead dough on countertop until smooth.    Cover with a towel and let stand in warm place for 2 hours.

Divide into loaves.  Let rise for 30 minutes in warm place 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake 45 minutes to 1 hr.

Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. 

Great toasted or served with Thanksgiving dinner.  

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