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German Yeast Crown

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Ingredients
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Aniseeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Sliced almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, lemon peel, and aniseeds in mixing bowl.
2 Heat milk, butter, sugar, and salt to hot (120°-130°F). Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add eggs, raisins, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
4 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll into 22-inch ropes. Braid. Place on greased baking sheet and shape into a circle.
7 Make glaze and brush on loaf. Sprinkle lightly with sugar; place almonds on top.
8 Let rise in warm place€”about 10 minutes. Don't worry about any cracks in the top surface after it is baked.
9 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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