Happy holiday and baking

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I have been cooking and baking a lot lately. Since my whole family has come together to stay at my grandmother´s house, cakes, cookies and all in all food does not last very long. (; Here are somethings I have made in the last couple of days. I really enjoy baking, especially when there are many people who can eat it. (:

I hope you also have a great holiday filled with lots of happiness and joy.

 

My grandmother´s delicious chocolate and raisin plaited bun 

Dough

makes 1 bun

  • 1 kg all purpose flour
  • 1 hand sugar
  • 160 butter
  •  2 eggs + one egg for brushing
  • a half a tbs. salt
  • 1/2 l milk
  • 1 package of dry yeast

Melt butter and add milk. Let it cool. Whisk 2 eggs using a fork. Combine sugar, flour salt and yeast in a big bowl. Add your butter mixture, and eggs and start kneading with your hands until firm. ( for about 15 minutes) Then set it aside covered by a kitchen towel and let rest for at least an hour until volume has doubled.

Meanwhile prepare your filling:

 

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Filling

  • 150g raisins
  • 300g chocolate, chopped
  • 80g butter
  • 60g sugar

Mix together butter and sugar until very creamy.

Roll out your yeast dough on a floured surface and spread creamy butter over dough using a spatula. Spread chopped chocolate and raisins over dough and start forming a roll from the bottom. (picture three)

Now you will have a big long roll which you have to divide into two halves using a knife. Now start plaiting the two sections and set it on a parchment paper covered tray. Let rest for another half an hour. Spread your whisked egg over your bun by using a brush in order for it to turn out golden brown while baking. Then bake in oven for a half an hour (175°C oven temperature).

Honestly this bread is best eaten shortly after it has baked with some coffee or milk… mmmmh… (:  Enjoy!

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I have also made some cinnamon buns and my yoghurt cake for my mother´s birthday.

xo

N&N


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