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Golden Bread Of Verona

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Golden Bread of Verona, also known as Pandora, is a classic royal Italian Christmas Bread. Sprinkle this fruit flavored bread with vanilla flavored confectioner's sugar to denote the gorgeous snowy mountain peaks during winter ! Try this Golden Bread of Verona and let me know if you like it.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Egg yolks 3
  Grated lemon/Orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter stick 1 , cut in slices
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, melted butter, salt, egg, egg yolks, lemon or orange peel, vanilla, and yeast mixture in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Roll into a 9 x 18-inch rectangle. Place half cold butter on center third. Fold left third over top of center third. Place other half cold butter on top. Fold right third over top.
5 Roll into a rectangle; fold in thirds as before. Chill for 1 hour. Repeat 2 more times.
6 Grease 2-inch-deep, 8-inch round pan. Shape to fit pan. Butter top of loaf and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 45 minutes.
7 Bake in a preheated 400°F oven 15 minutes; then lower heat to 350°F and bake 35€”45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with vanilla confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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