Candy Rainbow Bread
This colorful, festive yeast bread will perk up your holiday table. A favorite with the kids.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1/4 cup powdered milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter flavoring
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup colored sugar sprinkles
- In a small bowl, soften yeast in warm water (105°F to 115°F | 40°C to 45°C) for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl combine yeast mixture, flour, powdered milk, sugar, butter flavoring, salt, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Mix well and knead until smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes. Knead in sugar sprinkles. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 2 hours.
- Punch down, place in a greased loaf pan, and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Bake bread for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf.