Bohemian Braided Ring
|Dried yeast||1 Tablespoon (1 Cake)|
|Sweet cider||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Lukewarm)|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded|
|Honey||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Rye flour/Whole wheat flour||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Lemon rind||1 , grated|
|Mace||1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground|
|Seedless raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
Soften yeast in cider.
Combine milk, honey and oil, cool to lukewarm and add to yeast mixture.
Beat in half the flour and eggs.
Add rest of ingredients and remaining flour.
Knead until smooth.
Turn into oiled bowl.
Set in warm place to rise.; When double in bulk, divide dough in half, and divide each half into 3 pieces.
Shape each piece into long roll.
Oil 2 cookie sheets and put 3 rolls on each.
Braid each 3-roll section and shape each braid into a ring.
Let rise until light.
Brush with oil, chopped nuts, ground Roasted Soybeans or sesame seeds.
Bake at 350Â° F. for 25 to 30 minutes.