Sweet Lemon Polish Bread/Cake

The smell of this bread made with eggs, yeast and milk I associate with my grandma’s house. When I was little I loved it with glass of milk and some strawberry jam. Today I rather have it with a cup of coffee. ;)
It also can be used to do some French Toasts!

LIKE our Facebook page to stay in touch.
(LEAVE A COMMENT if you feel like )
.

For a rectangular form (of around 25x10cm):
♥  350g flour
♥  8g dried yeast (or 16g of fresh one)
♥  100ml warm milk (but not hot)
♥  1 tablespoon regular sugar
♥  2 tablespoons icing sugar (+ some extra for decoration)
♥  1 tablespoon of homemade vanilla sugar
♥  2 eggs + 1 egg yellow
♥  35g soft butter
♥  pinch of salt
For Lemon filling:
♥  30g butter
♥  grated lemon skin from 1 lemon
♥  icing sugar (optional)

1. In a bowl mix the yeast with 1 tablespoon of sugar and warm (not hot) milk. Leave it under cover for 15min.

2. In a big bowl mix the flour, vanilla sugar, eggs, pinch of salt, soft (or melted) butter and activated yeast. Use a big spoon or your food processor to combine all ingredients.

3. Now using your hands (or if you are more lucky and have a robot- using a hook shaped ends) knead the dough.

If you do it by hand powder them with some flour to prevent the dough from sticking.

MF1_1168

4. The dough will be a bit sticky and very elastic. Sprinkle it with a bit of flour and cover the bowl with with a towel (to prevent from drying). Leave in a warm place for around one hour. It should double its size.

MF5_9745 MF5_9766

5. Roll the dought out into a large rectangles (eg.25x40cm) and slice it into 5 smaller rectangles.

MF1_1236 MF1_1239

6. Melt the butter and add to it the grated lemon skin.

7. Use the butter/lemon mix to put between layers of the dough. You can also sprinkle it with some icing sugar (optional).

MF1_1240

8. Now, when all layers are on on the other, cut it into another 5 pieces.

MF1_1254

9. Put them all in the form (I use a silicon form, but if you use a metallic form then you should butter it before putting the dough in).

MF1_1259

MF1_1260

MF1_1262

10. Now there is still quite some free space in the form. It’s perfect! Leave it (covered with a towel) in a warm place for another 30min (or even 1h if you have time). After this time the dough will growth even more!

11. Bake it at 180′C for 20-25min. Watch it time to time to make sure the top isn’t getting too dark.

MF1_1320

12. Wait a bit so the Bread cools down. You can pull slices apart with your fingers!

MF1_1336

MF1_1351

This entry was posted in Bread, Breakfast, Cake, Dessert, Dinner, Poland, Snack, Sweet Breakfast and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Here you can leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 
5 stars based on 3 reviews