Sunday, March 28, 2010

Raisins & Cinnamon Bread Plait

500 g good flour
100 g butter
30 g fresh yeast
1 dl sugar
0,5 tsp salt
¼ tsp cardamom
1 egg
3 dl water
150 g raisins
3/4 tsp cinnamon
Bring 150 ml of water to boil,put it into the big bowl,add 50 g butter & stir around until melted.
Mix yeast with 1tbsp of sugar until it is melted.
Add the rest of the water,egg,salt,0,75 dl sugar,cardamom,flour.Mix in yeast mixture.Turn everything around with wooden spoon,add raisins.
Knead the dough until it comes off the bowl & is smooth & elastic.Cover the bowl with cling film & place onto the warm place until its doubled in size(ca35-40min).
Roll the dough out,brush over with 50 g melted butter,sprinkle over 0,25 dl sugar & cinnamon.You can of course always put more of this stuff if you really like..
Roll the dough up like Swiss roll,flatten it up a little,cut it into 3 stripes,make a plait.
Place the ready plait on to the prepared baking tray,cover with clean towel,leave for ca 30 min.Brush it with egg & bake in the preheated oven at 200-220C for ca 30 min or until golden brown & inserted stick comes out clean.
After taking it out of the oven let it cool under the towel.Serve on the same day,when fresh..

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