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Brazilian King's Bread

Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105°-115°F)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Golden raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped mixed candied fruits 2 Tablespoon (Plus Extra For Decoration)
  Chopped brazil nuts/Blanched almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Whole almond 1⁄2 (Extra Required For Decoration)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Glaze 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  Water 1 Tablespoon (For Beating The Egg)
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture, milk mixture, and egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Lightly knead in raisins, candied fruit, and nuts. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 45 minutes. (This is for the second time.)
6 Punch down dough and insert whole almond. Shape a round loaf; make a 4-inch hole in center and push dough into a ring about 8 inches across. Place on greased baking sheet. (Butter outside of a 3- or 4-inch custard dish and set it in the hole.)
7 Let bread rise in warm place for 30 minutes. Make glaze and brush on loaf. Press lightly with whole candied fruits and whole nuts. Sprinkle top with sugar.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 40€”45 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party

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