Put this delicious Easter bread with food on the table at Easter! difficult recipe but you will be sweet for a while Make this bread a day in advance and then wrap it well with aluminum foil so that it does not dry out
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Recipe for 1 bread / approximately 10-12 slices
Time: approximately 2.5 hours
- 1 bag of yeast (a 7 g)
- 170 ml lukewarm milk
- 75 g butter
- 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
- 7 gr salt
- 1 egg
- half tsp cookie spices
375 g flour
For the filling:
- 200 gr almond paste (ready-made or homemade)
- 100 gr nuts (such as hazelnuts and walnuts)
- 75 gr dried apricots
- 75 gr raisins
- powdered sugar for the bread
If you are going to make almond paste for the Easter bread, you start with this. The raisins are in a container with water.
Put the yeast, flour, lukewarm milk, vanilla sugar, salt, egg and cookie spices in a bowl and mix everything together with a spoon.
Then knead the dough with an electric mixer for about 10 minutes.
Dice the butter and add the butter cubes to the dough after 10 minutes. When the butter is mixed with the dough, let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
When the dough is resting you can chop the nuts and apricots.
After 15 minutes you can mix the filling through the dough, by hand or with the mixer. Make a ball out of the dough, grease a bowl with a little oil and put the ball with dough through the bowl so that there is a whole a small layer of oil is (on the dough). Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 60 minutes.
Meanwhile you make a long roll of almond food. If the almond paste is a little firm, you can mix a little egg or water into the almond paste. After 60 minutes you roll out the dough to a rectangular one about 2 cm thick. Place the roll of almond paste in the middle of the dough.
Fold the top of the dough over the almond paste. Press the seams with your hands. Place the Easter bread on a baking sheet with baking paper and let it rest for 30 minutes. After these 30 minutes you can rub the top of the dough with a little egg or milk. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Bake the Easter bread in the oven for 30 minutes. When the bread has cooled, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top.
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