Category: Bread Machine Recipes

Cherry Madeira Bread

Makes: 1 x 900 g bread
125 ml Lukewarm water (½ cup)
80 ml Milk  (⅓ cup)
5 ml Almond essence (1 tsp)
2 large Eggs, beaten
3 ml Salt (½ tsp)
125 ml Sugar (½ cup)
80 g Margarine, cut into pieces
500 g Cake flour (4 x 250 ml / 4 cups)
2 x 7 g Anchor Instant Yeast (2 stick packs)
60 ml Chopped green cherries (4 tbsp)
60 ml Chopped red cherries (4 tbsp)
45 ml Chopped almonds (3 tbsp)
    Beaten egg, to brush chopped cherries & almonds, to sprinkle
    Sugar water glaze, to brush:
Mix and heat 100 g (250 ml), sugar with 125 ml (½ cup) water
  1. Remove the pan from the bread machine.
  2. Make sure the paddle is in position and secure.
  3. Place the lukewarm water, milk, almond essence, egg, salt, sugar, cinnamon and margarine into the
  4. Add the flour and insert the pan into the bread machine.
  5. Make a shallow well in the flour and add the Anchor Instant Yeast.
  6. Switch the machine on and press menu 5 – Sweet setting.
  7. Select 900g/1 lb/1.5lb size loaf and light colour settings.
  8. Check selections and press start.
  9. When the cycle reaches the knocking down period, the machine will indicate with a beep sound that extra ingredients can be added. Open the lid and add the cherries and almonds. Close the lid and allow the machine to continue with the cycle.
  10. Optional:  When the time indicates 1h15, open the lid and carefully brush the top lightly with beaten egg. Sprinkle the cherries and almonds. Close the lid gently.
  11. When the cycle is complete, remove pan and cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and brush with sugar water glaze for an extra shine.