Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Braided Bread Wreath

The braided bread should not be missing from the traditional Hungarian Easter table :)



50 dkg flour, 2 dl milk, 10 dkg sugar, 2,5 dkg fresh cake yeast, 2 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 6 dkg soft butter, + 1 egg yolk for lubrication



1. Crumble the yeast into the milk.
2. Mix the flour with the sugar, melted butter, salt and egg, then add the yeast milk mixture.
3. Cover and let rise for one and a half hours.
4. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and roll three "sausage", cover them and again let "rest" 15 minutes.
5. Finally braid the dough strips and make wreath as in the picture and place the wreath on a cake form lined with baking paper.
6. Cover it again and put into the 70 ° C oven and let the dough rise until doubled in size.
7. Heat the oven to 150-180 ° C. After 15 minutes baking, anoint the top with egg yolks and remaining milk mixture.
8. During (the approx.) 40-50 minutes of baking time twice or even two or three times anoint the top of the wreath.

I wish you all HAPPY EASTER!


You may read my summary about the Hungarian Easter customs, the Hungarian Easter Ham and our other traditional Easter foods here.

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