German Hefezopf / plaited bun

German Hefezopf / plaited bun
 
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Ingredients

Ingredients
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  • 500g plain wheat flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 42g lump of yeast
  • 250ml whole milk, lukewarm
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla sugar (optionally)
  • lemon zest (optionally)
  • raisins (optionally)
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • flaked almonds (optionally)
Take eggs and butter out of the fridge.
Sieve flour in a bowl, add sugar and make a well.
Pour in tepid milk and add crumbled yeast.
Cover and put in a warm place to let rise for 15 min.
Add butter, salt, egg, (vanilla sugar, lemon zest, raisins) and knead very well until the dough peels away from your hands and the bowl.
Cover and put in a warm place again to rise to double size for about one hour.
Now plait the dough the way you like it to do. :)
Put on baking tray with a sheet of baking paper diagonally as the dough will rise again. Brush the plaited bun with the egg yolk and sprinkle with flaked almonds if you like.
Put in the cold oven and set temperature to 180°C. Bake for about 45 min.

German Hefezopf / plaited bun

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Hefezopf is a traditional Easter bread in Germany - I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, I never baked one before and it worked just fine...

Method


Take eggs and butter out of the fridge.
Sieve flour in a bowl, add sugar and make a well.
Pour in tepid milk and add crumbled yeast.
Cover and put in a warm place to let rise for 15 min.
Add butter, salt, egg, (vanilla sugar, lemon zest, raisins) and knead very well until the dough peels away from your hands and the bowl.
Cover and put in a warm place again to rise to double size for about one hour.
Now plait the dough the way you like it to do. :)
Put on baking tray with a sheet of baking paper diagonally as the dough will rise again. Brush the plaited bun with the egg yolk and sprinkle with flaked almonds if you like.
Put in the cold oven and set temperature to 180°C. Bake for about 45 min.
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