Dutch Easter Bread

This bread is just delicious and really easy to make. I use my Kenwood K-Mix to knead the dough which makes it even easier. It’s a delicious bread to serve as part of a breakfast buffet with fresh fruits, yoghurt and home-made granola as it’s sweet and filled with lovely raisins and ground almonds.

Dough

  • 8.5 Fluid Ounce milk
  • 3.5 Ounce raisins
  • 17.625 Ounce bread flour
  • 1.75 Ounce butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 0.33 Ounce sachet dry yeast
  1. Warm milk and pour into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast and the 1 tbsp sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and butter and mix well.
  3. Add the flour and raisins and mix well. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Allow to rise for 1 hour.
  5. In the meanwhile, make the almond mixture.

Almond Mixture

  • 0.33 Fluid Ounce lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3.5 Ounce ground almond
  • 6.125 Ounce caster sugar
  • 1 lemon's zest
  1. In a food processor, combine the ground almonds, caster sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice and zest and pulse until a thick paste forms. Wrap in a sausage shape in cling wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  3. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle and place the chilled ground almond mixture in the middle.
  4. Fold the dough over and pinch the sides together.
  5. Place the dough onto the baking sheet and place into the oven.
  6. Bake for 1 hour until the bread is golden brown and it sounds hollow when tapped.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.

 

 

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