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
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:
- 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!