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St Nicholas Breads

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  Flour 1 Kilogram (7 - 8 Cups)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Milk 1⁄2 Liter (2 Cups)
  Butter 150 Gram (1/2 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons)
  Sugar 120 Gram (2/3 Cup, Scant)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 , rind grated
  Eggs 2
  Egg yolks 2

Sift the flour into a bowl.
Make a depression in the center and sprinkle in the yeast.
Warm the milk, pour it in, and dissolve the yeast.
Sprinkle a little flour over the yeast-milk mixture and let stand, covered, until small fissures are clearly visible on the surface.
Meanwhile, melt the butter, add the sugar, salt, lemon rind, and whole eggs, and stir to combine.
Add this mixture to the yeast-milk solution and beat to form a light, smooth dough.
It must be neither too soft nor too firm and must be easy to shape.
Let rise for 15-20 minutes.
The figures are each shaped from a smoothly rounded ball of dough which is first rolled out into a slightly elongated shape.
Next the head is shaped.
The arms, legs, and hat are attached with egg yolk beaten with a little water.
The remaining decorations, such as the beard, nose, eyes, and so forth are shaped or cut out separately and likewise attached with egg yolk.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. (190°C).
Lay the figures on a baking sheet lined with silicone paper and let rise completely (at least 20-25 minutes).
Bake on the center shelf of the preheated oven for 20-35 minutes, depending on size.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5751 Calories from Fat 1463

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 166 g255.6%

Saturated Fat 94 g469.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1165.7 mg388.6%

Sodium 2334.1 mg97.3%

Total Carbohydrates 920 g306.7%

Dietary Fiber 31.2 g124.9%

Sugars 149.9 g

Protein 141 g282.8%

Vitamin A 103.9% Vitamin C 74.5%

Calcium 88.5% Iron 282.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

St Nicholas Breads Recipe