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Hungarian Christmas Bread

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This Hungarian Christmas Bread is a super way in which you can celebrate Christmas. Try these meringue fruity rolls with poppy seed fillings for any of your other parties too. Your guests will simply love them. Try this Hungarian Christmas Bread and let me know if you like it.
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Unsalted butter stick 1 Tablespoon, softened
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nonfat dry milk 3 Tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange/Lemon peel 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 (Beaten With 1 Tablespoon Water)

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2 Combine 1 cup flour, butter, sugar, salt, orange or lemon peel, dry-milk, and yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 1/2 hours.
5 As the dough rises, prepare the filling. In a saucepan, combine poppy seeds, sugar, raisins, milk, and orange or lemon peel. Stir constantly over low heat for 10 minutes. After it thickens, remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature.
6 Punch down dough. Roll piece into a long rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread cooled poppy seed filling on the flat dough. Roll jelly-roll style and pinch the seams together. Place on greased baking sheet.
7 Make glaze and brush on loaf. Cover; let rise€”about 30 minutes.
8 Brush again with glaze. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45€”60 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

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