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Christmas sweet bread with kumquat and figs


Traditional Christmas sweets - sweet bread for Christmas at Italy called panettone, from the word 'panetto', which means "small bread cake," and the suffix 'one' turns a small cake into a large one. Another legend says that this sweet bread for Christmas, however, like many recipes, turned out by chance and was prepared from the remains of products by a chef named Tony. In its composition, sweet bread is similar to Easter cake, but it has more dried fruits and less muffin.

Christmas sweet bread with kumquat and figs

In my sweet bread for Christmas there is a very delicious "highlight" - candied kumquat, if you do not find it, then replace it with candied orange or candied tangerines.

  • Cooking time: 3 hours
  • Servings Per Container: 6

Ingredients for Christmas Sweet Bread with Kumquat and Figs

  • 165 ml of milk;
  • 14 g of compressed yeast;
  • 25 g butter;
  • 55 g of sugar;
  • 1 chicken egg;
  • 280 g of wheat flour;
  • 50 g candied kumquat;
  • 50 g of dried figs;
  • 25 g of dates;
  • 30 g of raisins;
  • 25 g of sunflower seeds;
  • 7 g ground cinnamon;
  • salt, icing sugar.

A method of making sweet bread for Christmas with kumquat and figs

Cooking Butter Dough. We heat milk to 30 degrees, add sugar and yeast, monitor the degree of milk heating, because if it is too hot, it deactivates the yeast and sweet bread does not rise. Melt the butter, cool. Mix wheat flour with half a teaspoon of fine salt and sift.

We combine all the ingredients, add the egg, knead the dough for about 12 minutes, until it becomes smooth. Resist the temptation to add excess flour, knead the dough thoroughly until it stops sticking to your hands. We put the finished dough in heat for 1 hour.

Cook the dough and leave it to come.

Dried figs, candied kumquat and dates are soaked in sweet tea or strong alcohol (at your discretion), dried with a napkin, chopped dried fruits finely.

Put the soaked dried fruit on the dough and roll it with a rolling pin

We crumble the approached dough, roll it into a round cake. We spread half the chopped dried fruits, add half the norm of the sunflower seeds and raisins, roll the fruit mixture with a rolling pin.

Roll the dough, roll out and add the remaining dried fruits and seeds

Wrap the dried fruit inside the dough, roll it out again, add a new layer of the remaining dried fruit and seeds.

We form round bread. Put it in a baking dish

We form round bread. We put it in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. We put it in a warm place for 30 minutes, and in the meantime we heat the oven to 220 degrees.

Wet the dough with water and make an incision

Spray the bread with water, make a cross-shaped incision at the top. Make an incision with a very sharp knife, which you first moisten in cold water.

Bake sweet Christmas bread in the oven at 220 ° C for 20 minutes

We put the bread in a preheated oven, bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

Ready Christmas sweet bread leave to cool on a wire rack

We take out the finished bread from the oven and put it on the wire rack. Be sure to cool the bread on the wire rack, so you can save a crisp. If you put hot bread on a smooth surface, then steam forms under it and the crust softens. When the bread has cooled slightly, sprinkle it with icing sugar.

Christmas sweet bread with kumquat and figs

We leave sweet bread for Christmas with kumquat and figs for several hours, and then cut and serve to the table with warm milk, tea or mulled wine, as you like! Bon appetit and Merry Christmas!