- 60 g lukewarm water
- 18 g yeast
- 500 g sweet bread flour
- 160 g granulated sugar
- 7 g mahlab
- 2 g mastic
- 5 g cardamom
- grated zest of 1 orange
- 2 eggs, medium
- 100 g milk
- 100 g butter, at room temperature (50 g + 50 g)
- pinch of salt
- 450 g cherry spoon sweet
- 1 egg yolk, diluted with 1 tablespoon water, for brushing
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- In a mixer’s bowl, add the water, yeast and 2 tablespoons of the flour.
- Whisk by hand until completely combined and set it aside for 5-10 minutes until the yeast activates and it starts to rise.
- In a food processor, beat 60 g granulated sugar, mahlab, mastic and cardamom for 2 minutes, until the mastic completely breaks down.
- Transfer to the mixer’s bowl and add the orange zest, the remaining 100 g of sugar, flour, eggs, milk and last the 50 g of butter.
- Beat with the hook attachment for 2-3 minutes on low speed and then turn speed up to high to beat for another 10-15 minutes.
- Add the remaining 50 g of butter and a pinch of salt. The salt is added at the end so that it doesn’t burn the yeast.
- Beat for 2 minutes, until the dough starts to create elastic strands.
- As soon as all of the butter is absorbed, remove the mixing bowl from the stand.
- Transfer the dough to a bowl that has been brushed with oil, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 1 – 1 ½ hours, until it doubles in size.
- When ready, cut the dough in half and then cut each piece into 4 smaller ones.
- Spread each piece of dough out with your hands to create long strips that are 30 cm long.
- Use a rolling pin to widen each piece to 4-5 cm so that it can be filled.
- Drain the cherry spoon sweet in a strainer and reserve the syrup in a bowl. Allow the cherries to drain as much syrup as possible.
- Spread the cherries along the length of each strip of dough.
- Roll each strip into a long log. Do this carefully, making sure that all of the cherries are rolled in the dough.
- Press on the edges to seal and roll again on your working surface.
- Create a braid with the 4 rolled strips.
- Connect each of the four ends. In order to create your braid, number each strip from 1 to 4 consecutively.
- Place strip 4 over strip 2, strip 1 over strip 3 and strip 2 over strip 3.
- Repeat the same process as many times as necessary to make a nice braid.
- Make the second sweet bread in exactly the same way.
- Allow them to rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 150* C (300* F) Fan.
- In a small bowl, combine 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water and brush over braids.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes.
- When ready, remove from oven and allow the sweet breads to cool.
- Brush the cherry syrup over them and serve.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.