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Cesnica (Christmas Bread) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anna Bradaric
Added: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 package dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. warm milk
1 cleaned silver coin
1/2 c. warm water
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. butter, softened
5 to 5 1/2 c. flour

Directions:
Directions:
1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c. water in a large bowl. Add eggs, salt, butter and water, beating well until thoroughly blended. Gradually add flour.

2. Knead dough until elastic and smooth (about 15-20 minutes). Place dough in oiled bowl and turn over to oil the top and bottom sides of dough. Cover with cloth and let rise until double in bulk approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours).

3. Punch down and knead again for a few minutes. Insert the silver coin into the dough. Shape the dough into a ball and place on a greased 12" round pan or cookie sheet, then flatten the ball. Let rise for about 45-60 minutes. Bake at 350F for 1 hour until golden.

 

 

 

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