Are you a bread baker and love to eat homemade breads and yeasted goodies? Christmas is going to be here in only 13 days. I like to travel around the world through food and share the Christmas bread which I have tried in my kitchen. The following recipes have been tried and tested in my kitchen. You will love it, and these are easy to put together. This Year I have not started my travel, it is most likely going to be Dutch Christmas or Russian Christmas bread.
This traditional bread originated in the German city of Dresden. Its oblong shape with a crease down the middle meant to represent a swaddled Christ Child (thus Christollen). The sweet dough is rich with candied fruits and when baked is rolled in confectioner’s sugar.
A sweet bread is very popular in Norway. Traditionally it is spiced with cardamom, filled and mixed candied fruits that give it the colors of the Christmas season. It can be lightly iced. I like it best toasted with butter.
is a plaited bread, baked in Czech Republic and Slovakia traditionally at Christmas time. Three braids are made and placed top of one another.
Finnish Christmas hearty bread made with rye flour and spices.
Another hearty rye bread from Sweden which has hint of anise and spices.
his Italian Christmas bread was created in Milan. You need a special pan to bake the traditional loaf which is round and tall (sort of like a mushroom) and baked with raisins. Use of Fiori di Sicilia gives unique citrus flavor to the bread.
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