Honey-Nut Ladder Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine (softened)
  • Nut Filling
    • ½ cup almonds (sliced)
    • ½ cup raisins
    • ½ cup coconut (flaked)
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons margarine (melted)
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Set aside 1 cup flour.

Mix remaining flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in mixer bowl.

Stir in hot water and margarine.

Add enough reserved flour to make soft dough. Knead 4 minutes.

Roll dough to 14x8 inch rectangle. Place on greased baking sheet.

Spread filling down center third. Cut 1 inch wide strips from sides of filling to dough edges.

Alternately fold strips over filling. Cover.

Place boiling water in large shallow pan on counter. Place baking sheet over pan and let dough rise for 15 minutes

Bake 20 min at 375° F or until done. Remove from sheet and cool on wire rack. You can drizzle with a confectioner's sugar glaze, if desired.

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