Plum and Almond Bread

I ‘found’ a cube of fresh yeast in my fridge today. It was 5 days past its use by date but I used it anyway hoping that it would still make the dough rise.
I chose a recipe from the British magazine Woman (issue unknown) for a plum bread.
For the bread I dissolved the yeast cube (42g) in lukewarm water and 1 teaspoon sugar. I poured the dissolved yeast in the middle of a bowl of 1kg flour (with a pinch of salt), mixed in a bit of flour and left it to throw bubbles for 15 minutes.

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Next I poured in 5dl milk (room temperature) and 2dl lukewarm water, added 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and a packet of vanilla sugar and brought the dough together kneading like a maniac.

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After a further rising session I worked in 350g plums (destoned and quartered), 100g sliced almonds and some more cinnamon and sugar.

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I put the breads into cake tins (buttered and floured) and left them to rise for another 30 minutes.

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After I had brushed them with milk I made some incisions on the top and off they went into the oven for 55 minutes at 200C.

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The breads look fantastic. The taste test will be postponed until tomorrow because the breads need to cool down first. I already burnt my fingers getting them out of the oven.

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