Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dried Fruit Ring

The idea comes from this magazine:

However, I adjusted the recipe to make it more economical. That's what I got:

It's actually very easy to make. For the dough, you will need:

2.5 c flour
salt to taste
1pkg (7g) dried yeast
ab. 50g butter, softened
135 ml (lukewarm) milk
1 egg, whisked

In a bowl, mix flour, salt and yeast, add the rest of the ingredients, mix till the soft dough forms and then knead it on a floured surface for +/- 7 min. Put into a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.Cover and let rise until double (+/- 2 hrs), in the meanwhile prepare the filling.

For the filling, you will need:

1/2 pkg dried mixed fruit (ab. 150g) soaked in water (start soaking the night before)
1 1/2 tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp flour

Drain the fruit, add butter creamed with sugar and flour, mix. On the floured surface, roll the dough out into a rectangle and spread the filling, roll it up, seal the seam and cut it in two, leaving one of the ends uncut, like a pair of legs. Twist them together and form a ring. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise for ab. 1 hour.

Bake at 200*C for +/- 25 min. Glaze with powder sugar + milk icing. Dried fruit ring tastes nice with a cup of coffie after dinner. Enjoy:

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