|Active dry yeast||1 Tablespoon|
|Warm water||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105°-115°F)|
|Flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Ground mace||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Grated lemon peel||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Unsalted butter||4 Tablespoon|
|Warm milk||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105°-115°F)|
|Prunes/Dried apricots||12 , mashed|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Poppy seeds||1 Tablespoon|
|Ground allspice||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Grated orange peel||1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated|
1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, mace, lemon peel, and butter in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add yeast mixture, warm milk, and egg. 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 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Let rise again until double€”about 30 minutes.
6 Prepare any of the fillings below. After dough rises, shape dough into (a) squares or (b) ovals.
(a) Squares: Cut into 3-inch squares. Put 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on each. Fold corners into center and press firmly.
(b) Ovals: Roll balls of dough into ovals. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on one side of each. Fold other side over. Pinch edges together tightly.
7 Place on greased baking sheet. Let rise until not quite double€” about 15 minutes. Make glaze and brush on loaf.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 15-18 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
€¢ Cover prunes or apricots with water and cook until tender. Drain and mash with fork. Add cinnamon, sugar, and poppy seeds. Mix thoroughly. Filling will be thick.
€¢ Cover prunes with water and cook until tender. Drain and mash with fork. Add sugar and allspice. Filling will be thick.
€¢ Cover apricots with water and cook until tender. Drain. Mix in blender until smooth. Add sugar. Mix thoroughly. Filling will be thick.
€¢ Cover prunes and apricots with water and cook until tender. Drain. Mix in blender until smooth. Add sugar, orange juice, and orange peel. Filling will be thick.