Hungarian Christmas Bread Recipe

Hungarian Christmas Bread Recipe
Preparation time
0
Cooking time
35
Servings
8

Description

Traditional Hungarian Christmas bread.

Information

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Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 1 1/2 c scalded milk, cooled
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c soft butter
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  • 1 c raisins (if desired)
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c candied fruit
  • 7 to 7 1/2 c sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Instructions

  1. Soften yeast in warm water; add next 10 ingredients and half the flour
  2. ix well with spoon; add enough remaining flour to handle easily, mix with hands.
  3. Turn onto lightly floured board, knead 5 or more minutes til smooth and elastic.
  4. Turn into large greased bowl, cover. Let rest for 20 minutes, punch down.
  5. Divide into three sections make three strands 26 inches long, cut in half and make two braided circles.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 2 - 24 hours.
  7. Bake in 350F oven for 35 minutes or more til golden and puffy.

Note

Originally from Ilona's Advent Blog at https://www.lovingchristmas.com/blog/2007/12/19/a-kings-crown-december-19/