1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3-3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup dried fruit (dried cherries, cranberries and/or raisins)
1/3 cup chopped pecans
In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed). Just before final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add fruit and pecans. Makes 1 loaf (12 slices).
Do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.