Preparation / Directions:
Sprinkle yeast into milk to dissolve. In a large bowl beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla, lemon rind, raisins, and almonds. Mix salt and flour. Add milk and flour mixtures, alternately, ending with the flour mixture.
Grease a gugelhopf mold*, budt pan, or tube pan. Pour batter into pan. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours. Bake in preheated 375F. Oven for 40 minutes or until browned and done. Serve warm with butter. * The gugelhopf mold is know also as a turban-head pan.
If this is not available, you can use the others with the same results.