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Easter nest bread/swallows’ nests/Nids d’hirondelles

 

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Ingredients:

  • 20 g fresh yeast (7 g dry yeast)
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 lg honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 6-8 painted eggs (boiled)
  • egg wash for brushing
  • salt
  • almonds/walnuts/sugar grains for decoration

Preferment:

Mix yeast, sugar, 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup warm milk, allow to rise 30 minutes.

Combine 3,5 cups flour, honey, the egg, melted butter and salt. Add preferment and 0,5 cup milk. Knead a smooth dough and let rise 1-2 hours, until doubled in bulk.

Knead again, cut in 6 pieces. Divide each piece in 6 or 3 strands and braid them, then form a wreath of each.

Arrange them in a baking sheet, on parchment. Brush the wreaths with egg-wash, sprinkle some almonds, or sugar grains, or any nuts.

Place a dyed Easter egg in the center of each wreath; or just a boiled egg and let the children to have fun painting them, when are ready.
Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes.
Or you can choose to bake the wreaths, then to place an Easter egg in the center of each wreath.

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Or you can shape each piece into a long strand, braid in two, without cutting the strand in 2, just form a loop. Pass the ends of the braided strand into the loop to form the nest.

 

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