Ingredients & Directions

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 packages yeast
⅓ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups milk
¼ cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (5 ounces) dried cherries
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
½ cup nuts, chopped
1½ cups powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla
2½ – 3 tablespoons very hot water
Combine 2 cups whole wheat flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat milk and butter until very warm, 120° to 130°F. Add to flour mixture. Add eggs and beat on medium speed with electric mixer until smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Gradually stir in all-purpose flour. Add cherries, chocolate and nuts. Spread batter in two greased 8½ x 4½ inch loaf pans. Let rise in warm, draft-free place until nearly doubled, about 45 to 60 minutes. Bake in preheated 325°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack. Mix glaze and drizzle over warm bread. Let cool.
Yield: 2 loaves.
Recipe provided by blog chefs