Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pulla-Sweet Bread Recipe

Fabio's request 2 packages (or 2 tablespoons) of dry active yeast
1 cup milk - scalded
1 stick of butter - cut
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of sugar (or more for your taste)
4 cups flour

Melt butter in milk; cool the scalded milk until it is warm. Dissolve the yeast in it. Beat the eggs lightly. Add flour (a cup at a time), add more flour in a very small portions, if needed. Add salt, cardamom, and mix well. The dough should feel soft and elastic to your hand.

On a baking board, divide the dough into 6 equal parts, roll them into long strips, and make a braid or you can make round rolls, add cranberries, raisins, and walnuts.

Put the rolls and the braids on lightly floured baking sheets. Cover with towels, and let rise in a warm place until well doubled in size (about 1 -2 hours). Preheat the oven to 400º, bake 15-20 minutes or until brown. Take out and brush with coffee topping (optional)

1 teaspoon butter 2-3 teaspoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon coffee to melt

Good with ice cream for dessert. Serve warm for breakfast with jam. Make good toasts. Freeze well, good for French Toasts.

Bon Appetit!


mafaso said...

Perfect! Thank you!!!!
Bye again!

Anonymous said...

do you know how to make it vegan?:)