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Lucia Bread

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Saffron 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Kneading)
  Egg yolk 1 (For Glazing)
  Dried currants 8 , garnish
Directions

Dissolve yeast in 2 tablespoons lukewarm milk.
Mix with sugar, flour, egg, and 2 tablespoons milk to make dough.
Cover; place in warm spot to rise 15 minutes.
Put saffron into bowl with 4 tablespoons milk.
Add salt.
Melt but do not heat butter.
Pour over saffron mixture.
Add mixture to risen dough.
Knead thoroughly until dough does not stick to bowl.
Cover; place in warm spot to rest 30 minutes.
If necessary or desired, knead and let rise again.
On floured board roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick.
Shape into rolls about 8 inches long.
These can be worked into shapes of spirals, pretzels, or crosses.
Place on greased baking sheet.
Glaze with beaten egg yolk; dot with currants.
Bake at 425°F about 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party

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