• 1 egg, beaten
  • 175 ml (6 fl oz) milk
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • 4 cardamom pods, seeds crushed and pods discarded
  • 375 g (12 oz) strong white bread flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons fast-action dried yeast
  • 75 g (3 oz) mixed dried fruit
  • 50 g (2 oz) glacé cherries, roughly chopped
  • 75 g (3 oz) yellow marzipan, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar, for dusting

Lift the bread pan out of the machine and fit the blade. Put the dough ingredients, except the dried fruit and marzipan, in the pan, following the order specified in the manual.

Fit the pan into the machine and close the lid. Set to a 750 g (1½ lb) loaf size on the sweet programme.

Add the dried fruit and marzipan when the machine beeps, adding them in small batches so that the blade does not get jammed.

At the end of the programme lift the pan out of the machine and shake the bread out on to a wire rack. Rub the top with the butter and dust heavily with sifted icing sugar. Leave to cool.

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