Monday, April 05, 2010


1 kilogram flour
700 ml warm milk
150 grams butter
50 grams powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
30 grams fresh yeast

Crumble the yeast, sprinkle it with a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of flour and leave it in a warm place to activate. Heat the milk to make it warm (or hot, but not boiling), and melt the butter in it. In another bowl, sift the flour with the sugar, add the activated yeast and milk with the melted butter and form medium hard dough. Leave the dough in a warm place, to rise and double in volume. When risen, knead it for a few minutes and let it rise again.
When the dough rises a second time, knead it and roll it out. Take a pizza cutter and make 9 strips of dough. Make three braids out of the dough strips and wrap them around each other. Leave the bread in a warm place and let it rise again, while the oven is heating. Before baking, brush it with an egg wash and sprinkle with golden raisins. Bake the bread about 40-45 minutes on 180˚C in a preheated oven.