Luckily, Simone, of Aus der Lameng, gave everyone two months to complete the challenge, which was baking a bread containing dried fruit. In that time, I was able to find everything I needed and managed to bake two (!) types of bread.
The first bread was a loaf filled with currants and dried cranberries.
It turned out beautifully and made excellent toast. It was also very simple because I used my bread machine to mix and knead the dough. It is definitely a bread that will become a staple. You can find the recipe here: Golden Egg Bread with Dried Fruit
The second recipe makes a dozen braided rolls, also filled with currants and dried cranberries.
These require a bit more work, to roll out the dough and make braids, but they are also delicious and very spectacular-looking. One advantage is that the dough can be made several days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Once again, I will direct you to the recipe link: Milk and Honey Braided Buns with Dried Fruit and Pearl Sugar.
This was a very enjoyable challenge. I always look forward to each one, thanks to Zorra (the original Bread Baking Day hostess) and the Hostess of the Month. In the next few days, stop by Simone's blog to see all the wonderful breads with dried fruit that she will share.
Now, it's back to unpacking.