Festive White Yeast-Fermented Bread – Janška Vezivka

Ingredients:

  1. 1 kg flour
  2. 2.5 dL milk
  3. 150 g butter
  4. 6 eggs
  5. sugar (to taste)
  6. 50 g yeast
  7. 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  8. a few drops of rum
  9. a pinch of salt

Preparing dough

Sourdough starter.

  1. Put yeast into a bowl, sprinkle with sugar and add one tbsp. flour.
  2. Top up with a few tbsps. thickened milk, stir, cover with a lid and leave for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt butter and leave to cool down. Heat the milk.

Cooking

Yeast dough.

  1. Sift the flour into a deep bowl. Add the thickened milk, 120 grams butter, 5 eggs, sugar (to taste), sourdough starter, vanilla sugar, a few drops of rum and a pinch of salt.
  2. Beat all ingredients until smooth. The mixture should not stick to the walls of the cookware. Form the dough, put it into a bowl, cover with a cloth, and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Take the risen dough and roll it out to shape figures in the form of braids, birds, flowers, ribbons, etc.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC.
  5. Beat the remaining egg in milk. Smear the risen dough with the egg mixture and then stick figures to it, having previously smeared them with the egg mixture as well.
  6. Put the bread into the preheated oven for 60 minutes.
  7. Take the baked bread out of the oven and smear with the remaining melted butter. Leave it to cool down.

Sources: gurman.eu, slovenia.info