Yule Bread

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Colleen Criswell 3

"Wonderful Yule buns to give as gifts or eat for breakfast!"
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  1. Soak the saffron in the hot water for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and 1/4 tsp sugar in the warm water.
  3. Mix the milk, remaning sugar, butter, and salt; cool.
  4. Add the egg, milk mixture, and saffron to the yeast; beat until smooth.
  5. Sprinkle the dried fruit with 2 tsp of the flour; mix until evenly coated.
  6. Mix the rest of the flour with the yeast mixture. Fold in the dried fruits.
  7. Turn onto a well flourd surface; knead until smooth, about 12 minutes.
  8. Place in greased bowl, turn once.
  9. Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  10. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  11. Knead dough twice.
  12. Divide into 24 pieces; form into small buns.
  13. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  14. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  15. Bake for 10 minutes.
  16. Reduce heat to 350 F; bake for 10 minutes.
  17. Brush tops of buns with melted butter, bake an aditional 5 minutes.