Bulgarian Easter bread "Veligdenska Cozonac"
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Pleasure to present to you the Bulgarian Easter cakes. Bulgarians bake their bread in the form of a twisted cake, but proponents of the traditional Easter cakes can cook cakes in a conventional form. Crumb the Cozonac is just incredible - gentle, airy, and very fragrant. Try it, it's very, very tasty!
Ingredients for Bulgarian Easter bread "Veligdenska Cozonac"
- Milk - 125 ml
- Water - 125 ml
- Sugar - 125 g
- Chicken egg - 2 PCs
- Butter - 100 g
- Yeast - 2 tsp.
- Liqueur - 2 tbsp
- Orange zest - 1 piece
- Flour - 600 g
- Raisins - 75 g
- Candied - 75 g
- Yolk egg - 1 piece
Step by step instruction of cooking Bulgarian Easter bread "Veligdenska Cozonac"
Milk mix with water, heat the liquid until 38C and stir in 2 tablespoons sugar and dry yeast SAF-Moment. Stir and leave for 10 minutes, until foamy cap.
In the milk-yeast mixture, add the liqueur, eggs, melted butter, remaining sugar and orange zest
Gradually adding the sifted flour, knead a soft, slightly stick to hands dough. Put the dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours. The dough should rise 3 times! Be patient, the dough is very rich, therefore, the approach will be long.
Wash and dry the raisins. The dough lay on the table, slightly podpylenny flour
Stir in the raisins and candied fruit and a good ebonite dough. And now a very important caveat: the dough needs to "recapture" to do this you need to take it in hand and hit the table, the more times you do it - the airy cake. Good Bulgarian Housewives say that this should be done at least 100 times, the test must appear air bubbles.
Divide the dough into 3-4 harness and weave braid. I wove a braid of 4 bundles.
*From this amount of dough is obtained 2 rather big twisted bread, I cooked a half portion
He tried to photograph the process
The finished braid to transfer to the baking sheet and cover with a towel. leave for proofing for 30 minutes. Then to grease with a yolk with a spoon of milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30 minutes at T 180C.