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Braided chocolate and fruits wreath/Angelica

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This is a Simili sisters’ recipe, from their wonderful book: Bread and sweet things.

Preferment ingredients:

  • 135 g Manitoba flour
  • 13 g fresh yeast
  • 75 g water

Mix the ingredients and allow to leaven 30 minutes, covered.

Dough ingredients:

  • 400 g flour
  • 75 g sugar
  • 120 g warm milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 120 g butter
  • preferment

Filling:

  • 50 g butter
  • candied orange peel
  • chocolate chips
  • raisins

Glaze:

  • 150 g icing sugar
  • lemon juice

Mix the flour, milk, sugar, egg yolks, salt and preferment.

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Add butter and knead a soft and smooth dough.

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Cover and let the dough rise until doubled in bulk.

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Roll out a 2-3 mm thick rectangle, brush with butter, sprinkle the candied orange peel, raisins, chocolate chips leaving a clean 0,5 cm border around the edges.

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Roll up the dough and using a sharp knife, cut the log in half length-wise. I suggest to do this on baking paper.

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Start  braiding the two pieces, trying to keep the open layers exposed so the cut ends remain on top. Pinch the ends together and form a wreath.

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Brush with more butter if you want, and let rise 40 minutes.

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Bake 25 minutes at 200°C.

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Glaze it:

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