Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread

Source : In A Large Bowl Combine The Yeast And Lukewarm Water Stir And Leave For At Good 15 Minutesstir In The Milk Sugar Salt Egg And Soft Butter Slowly Add...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : April 9, 2022

Step:

  1. In a large bowl combine the yeast and lukewarm water, stir and leave for at good 15 minutes

    Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread recipe step 1 photo
  2. Stir in the milk, sugar,salt, egg and soft butter. Slowly add 350 gr of the flour to make a soft dough.Transfer to a floured surface and add more flour as you need it to obtain a smooth and elastic dough

    Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread recipe step 2 photo
  3. Put into a clean bowl, cover and stand in a warm area leave to rise for 1 and1/2 hours

    Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread recipe step 3 photo
  4. To make the filling add all ingredients. Work into a rough to smooth paste. set aside

    Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread recipe step 4 photo
  5. Grease your baking sheet.Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. knead briefly and roll into a 15 -10 inch rectangle and carefully lift to baking sheet not to loose shape

  6. Spread the filling into the center, with a sharp knife cut 10 strips at an angle on either side, careful to cut just to the filling

    Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread recipe step 6 photo
  7. Fold up the end. neatly and fold the strips alternating, fold excess dough underneath at the end.Cover loosely with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size

    Sig's Plaited Fruit Bread recipe step 7 photo
  8. Preheat oven to 190 C / 385°F. Brush with the glaze bake until browned, about 30 minutes. transfer to a rack and cool.Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.


Ingredients

  1. plaited bread
  2. 1 tbsp activ dry yeast
  3. 65 ml each of lukewarm water and lukewarm milk
  4. 55 grams caster sugar (extra fine sugar)
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 55 grams butter at room temperature
  8. 500 grams plain white flour
  9. 1 extra egg beaten with two teaspoons of water for glazing (optional)
  10. filling
  11. 200 grams cooked and stoned prunes or dried apricots(these apricots don't need cooking, just soak in hot black tea, discard the liquid)
  12. 1 tsp grated orange rind
  13. 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  14. 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  15. 45 grams butter, melted
  16. 55 grams very fine chopped almonds or walnuts
  17. 2 tbsp caster sugar

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