Slovakian walnut bread

    Slovakian walnut bread


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    About this recipe: A wonderfully soft white bread is swirled with two fillings - sweetened walnuts and apricot jam. The resulting bread is not only delicious, but prettty too. Serve thickly sliced.

    Makes: 7 - 8 loaves

    • 450g walnuts, ground in a food processor
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 225g apricot jam
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 450g margarine
    • 6 eggs
    • 475ml soured cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml milk
    • 1.25kg plain flour
    • 2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast
    • 50g unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 egg yolk, beaten

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:4hr proofing  ›  Ready in:5hr5min 

    1. Prepare two fillings. Mix together walnuts, 200g sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix apricot jam with lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
    2. In a large bowl, combine 200g sugar, 450g margarine and 6 eggs. Mix well. Add soured cream, milk, flour, yeast and salt. Beat thoroughly until dough does not stick to hands.
    3. Form dough into 7 or 8 balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle.
    4. Brush dough with melted butter. Fill with fillings. Roll tight. Place on greased baking trays and let stand for approximately 4 hours to prove.
    5. Brush tops with beaten egg yolk just before placing in oven.
    6. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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