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I am waiting eagerly for spring, winter is long and cold this year. 2 days ago it snowed again and I hope it was the last rearing of the winter. The little birds are already waiting for the spring, sun and the first lush green. As long as I wait I stand in the kitchen and bake this yummy orange easter bread. It became soft, juicy and fruity just as I loves it. Yeast wreath (Hefezopf in german) already existed when I was very small. My grandma always baked it for us, I remember the taste very well.
Sweet Orange Easter bread is a typical pastry that we always have at Easter. This year it will give my orange easter bread. I love the combination of biscuit and orange.
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- 500 g wheat flour
- 50 g of sugar
- ½ yeast cube 20 g
- 200 ml lukewarm milk (oat, almond, rice)
- 80g soft vegan butter
- 100 g candied peel ( finely chopped)
- 70 g raisins
- 100 g of powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- Zest from 1 Organic Orange
- Dissolve the yeast and 1 tbsp sugar in warm milk. Not hot!
- Knead flour, candied peel, raisins, butter and milk mixture well in the food processor.
- Cover in a warm place for 30 minutes. Knead again.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll to strands and braid into a braid. Put on a sheet and shape into a wreath. See pictures
- Cover and let rest for another 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 180 ° C
- Bake the bread for about 40 minutes (if you like, sprinkle the bread with egg yolk)
- Allow bread to cool completely.
- Mix icing sugar and lemon juice and pour over the wreath.
- Sprinkle orange zest over it.