Recipe by MARBALET
"Hunza bread refers to a Hungarian sweet bread filled with golden raisins. This is a simple version that's made by hand."
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3 (.25 ounce) packages
active dry yeast
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
egg whites, beaten
I'm really glad I found this recipe! I used my Kitchen Aid and got scared when the dough stayed incredably soft and sticky. I kept going without changing a thing and it turned out perfect. Actually, the only thing I changed was the first rise time. I waited 1 1/2 hours. I used two 9x5's and the bread almost poured out! It should've been three. Try it.
This recipe was wonderful; I used it to make 32 good-sized rolls. Although you could make this recipe by hand, I looked it over & decided to mix it in my stand mixer like I would a brioche dough. (A bread machine would work, too.) For brioche, you mix everything together except the butter: fat interferes with strong gluten formation in the dough. You want to develop a strong structure first, and then add the butter—soft, but not melted butter—which lubricates the gluten strands and makes a smooth, supple, almost luxurious dough. I mixed the dough for about 10 minutes on low speed (anything higher will strain your mixer). I used the paddle attachment, rather than the dough hook, just because it was convenient and worked with a wet, sticky dough. I added room-temp butter a few tablespoons at a time, mixing on speed 2, until it was all incorporated. I added the raisins and turned the dough out into a buttered bowl. After the first rise, I punched it down and divided it into rolls. Baking time was about 20 mins. Other notes: I used butter, and cut the sugar down to 1 cup. Next time I might cut it down to a ½ cup, because I thought it was plenty sweet.
My friend the baking queen suggested I use this recipe to make hot cross buns this Easter. She also suggested icing them with a simple mixture of powdered sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice. So I did. My son said they were like eating pillows. I'm sure he meant warm, sweet pillows stuffed with currants. Because that's what I'M talking about! Just a note: I portioned the dough into 2-oz rolls, brushed them with an egg wash, and baked them for 20 minutes @ 350 degrees F. Perfect!
This tastes so good and it's really easy to make as far as egg breads go. I recommend it highly if you are new to baking egg breads; this is a good introduction. I added 2 T. gluten.
These were WONDERFUL. Like other reviewers, I made them into rolls (baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes). I also left out the raisins, but only because I didn't have any on hand -- next time, I fully intend to add the raisins, as I think they would taste even better that way. And trust me, there will be a next time!
This bread is delicious! Like the other reviewers, I formed the dough into rolls. The only other difference I made was to omit the raisins. Thanks for the yummy recipe.
I made these tonight for my son's 2nd grade culture project. I was very pleased with how they turned out. They taste great and I hope my son's class likes them.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hunza Bread II
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 388
** Calories from Fat: 105
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