Easter Bread Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
CourseMethod
DishSpeciality
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Plain flour12 Ounce
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Currants and sultanas6 Ounce
 Mixed spice1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
 Yeast1⁄2 Ounce
 Milk1⁄2 Pint
 Melted butter1 Ounce
 Chopped candied peel1 Ounce
 Almond paste2 Ounce
 Ground almonds3 Ounce
 Egg yolk1
 Caster sugar3 Ounce
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2526 Calories from Fat 583

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g102.9%

Saturated Fat 23.5 g117.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 270 mg90%

Sodium 129.8 mg5.4%

Total Carbohydrates 437 g145.6%

Dietary Fiber 23.8 g95.4%

Sugars 137.7 g

Protein 45 g89.8%

Vitamin A 25.1% Vitamin C 181.3%

Calcium 52.8% Iron 27.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

MAKING
2. In a bowl add sugar and yeast and cream them using hand blender. Add warmed milk and combine well.
3. Create a well in the center of sieved flour and spice and add the creamed mixture.
4. Knead the mixture together and keep it covered with a damp cloth. Allow the mixture to rise in a warm space for about half an hour.
5. Punch back the dough and knead it well after adding melted butter and dried fruit.
6. Shape the dough into an oblong 10 X 5 in and top it with a 9 ½ inch long sausage shaped almond paste.
7. Spread the dough around almond paste by pressing it around and tuck it underneath to join the loaf.
8. Add the dough to the baking sheet and keep it until it doubles its bulk.
9. Brush milk over the dough and bake in hot oven at 425°F (220°C) for about 10 minutes at Gas Mark 7 and bake for another 45 minutes at 350°F(180°C), at Gas Mark 4 for about 45 minutes until the loaf browns and creates a hollow sound when tapped underside .
10. Allow the loaf to cool and wrap it in a foil.

SERVING
11. Serve this bread on Easter eve.
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