It just wouldnÂt be Christmas in The Netherlands if there wasnÂt some Christmas Bread served at each festive gathering. Krestbrood is a morning, noon and night bread. Just dust the portion being served with powdered sugar, slice and serve. You'll have a hearty sample of one of the best Dutch Treats ever made.
In a large mixing bowl stir yeast into warm water and dissolve. Add the milk, sugar, salt, butter and 2 whole eggs plus the yolk from a third egg and blend well.
In a separate bowl, dust the raisins, currants, citron and orange peel or candied fruit with a little flour and cinnamon. Add the almonds to the fruit mixture.
Add half of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir until smooth. Cover and let raise in a warm place until doubled, at least 1-hour. Add the remaining flour and kneed the dough until smooth and elastic, approximately 5-minutes. Knead in the fruits and almonds. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning the dough so it is completely coated and covered. Let dough raise for about 30-minutes.
Divide the dough into two equal portions and press each ball into a large, flat circle. Fold each circle over so the top half is 1-inch from the edge of the bottom half, forming a split-loaf shape.
Place loaves on a greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let raise again until doubled in size, approximately 30-minutes. Bake in a pre-heated 357-F degree oven for 40-minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle the top generously with powdered sugar before serving sliced.
TodayÂs Recipe is Sponsored by: Provimi Veal For the finest cut veal visit your grocer today and take home Provimi Veal for dinner tonight. Naturally low in fat and calories make Provimi Veal your fresh choice for flavor! Happy Cooking from The Cook & Kitchen Staff at http://www. Recipe-a-day. Com
From The Cook & Kitchen Staff at http://www.recipe-a-day.com by The Cook