Hello to all you wonderful people reading this, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New year. This will be my last post for this year and I will be back in January.
I thought the best way to finish this year would be to share a recipe that will be ideal to make during this holiday season. This recipe is adapted from a video I watched on YouTube, the YouTuber goes under the name ‘The perfect refuge’, the link to the recipe is here. I followed this recipe with a couple of tweaks to give it my own flair and my family absolutely loved it. I thought I would share it here but all credit goes to the original recipe I followed from. I am sharing it because it was really good.
Plain Flour – 500grams
Eggs – 1
Yeast – dried – 1 packet -7grams
Butter – 80grams
Caster Sugar – 150 grams
Milk – 180 ml, warm
Sultanas – ¼ cup
Cranberries – ¼ cup
Pecans – ¼ cup chopped
- Start by soaking the sultanas and cranberries in hot water and set aside.
- Chop the pecans and set aside.
- Put the flour in a large bowl.
- Add in the yeast, the egg, sugar and butter.
- Add in the warm milk and knead the dough.
- Wrap it and keep in a warm place letting it rise for about 2 hours. Coat the dough with a bit of oil before setting it aside as it helps it to stay moist and does not stick to the bowl when it is time to take it out.
- After a couple of hours, using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a roughly rectangular shape with a couple of cms thickness to it.
- Sprinkle some sugar on the dough, and spread out the soaked and drained cranberries and sultanas and then the chopped pecans. I dolloped small clumps of butter across the surface which will melt through when it bakes.
- Roll it lengthwise.
- You can either cut it making pinwheels if you find that easier but if you are looking for something fancier cut it a few cms from one end through the middle and twist (as can be seen in the picture). Then curve the ends till they meet and voila you have a fancy looking creation.
- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30-35 minutes and till it has that beautiful golden brown colour on the surface.