Harvest Bread

We use special instant yeast in this recipe, rather than regular instant yeast. The special yeast, formulated for sweet or sourdoughs, provides the steady, controlled rise helpful for breads high in either sugar or acid.

Large 1 1/2-pound loaf:

One sweet potato or yam baked, peeled and mashed (1/2 cup mashed)
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Traditional Whole Wheat Flour
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons special instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Place all of the ingredients except the raisins and nuts into the pan of your bread machine, program the machine for Basic, White Bread, or Raisin Bread, and press Start. Add the nuts and raisins when the beeper goes off, or about 3 to 4 minutes before the end of the second kneading cycle..