Dried fruit Dutch easter bread
It is almost easter holiday and for breakfast and brunch we bake dried fruit Dutch easter bread. This bread contains higher level of protein with instant dry yeast. The additives for this bread are raisins, candied peel, dried fruits and cherries. You can combine this recipe as well with hazelnuts or any other nuts of choice. For this recipe we are using amarena cherries with a litte cinnamon twist.
Dutch and German Easter bread come with almond paste. When this is too sweet for you, you can bake this without almond paste. At the end of our blog, you can find our recipe for this. The best thing is to prepare this one week in advance and you can store this in the freezer as well until use.
Baked Easter bread in an oblong baking pan.
When you start baking dried fruit Dutch easter bread, please collect your ingredients. When you do this first, you won’t forget anything. For example, raisins and dried apricots need a hot water bath first. With this you can soak these two ingredients for about 15 minutes and put them after this in a strainer. Give this plenty of time to dry and you will have the best soaked fruits.
When you prepare bread dough, you can use instant yeast. Please check up front if your instant yeast is still active and not expired. See when the date is still valid and your yeast starts to work when you add warm water to your flour and yeast. You will see the dough becomes more puffy and make sure salt comes at last. Salt and yeast don’t work together! So you need to use instant yeast first. Please check the instructions of this recipe first.
Slices Easter bread with dried fruits
Dough on the rise
When you have mixed the dough pretty well, you need to let it rest for atleast 1 hour in a dark warm place. The dough has plenty of time to rise and becomes more puffy! After 1 hour, the dough needs a little extra kneading and it needs to rise again. The dough goes into a bread baking pan and rise this for another 20 minutes. In the meantime you can preheat your oven.
Sliced easter bread
Baking time for dried fruit Dutch easter bread is only 30 minutes. You will see this bread is nice in shape because the bread baking pan. Brush on top liquid butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Your easter bread is ready for Easter breakfast or brunch. When your easter bread is on room temperature, you can put this on a plate and cover with aluminum foil. You can server easter bread plain or with butter, preserves, jam or cheese. Anyway, I hope you like this easter bread blog. For more Easter inspiration or recipes, please see our Pinterest or Google plus board.
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