Pain aux Noix et aux Fruits Secs Walnut Fruit Bread
I have always loved the rolls at The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Remember that scene in Scent of a Woman? This recipe is as close as I have come to duplicating them. I made this into a loaf to serve with cheese.
Pour 1-1/2 cups of water into the bowl of your mixer.
Add 1 tablespoon of rapid rise yeast and 2 teaspoons of salt.
Add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter and then add 4-1/2 cups of all purpose flour. Add 1 cup of whole wheat flour.
Add 10 ounces of your favorite dried fruits and nuts. I added raisins, hazelnuts, walnuts and dried cherries.
Place the dough in a greased loaf pan and cover with a damp towels and let it rise for 1-1/2 hours.
Bake it in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 190 on an instant read thermometer.