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Grittibanzen - Christmas Bread Men

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“traditional Swiss Christmas breads-shaped into santas - adapted from an internet reciipe”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and make a well.
  2. Add the yeast and warm milk. Mix yeast and milk and cover the bowl with a damp kitchen cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients ( except egg yolk) and mix together to make a soft dough (if too stiff add a bit of warm milk, if too wet add some flour). Knead for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and put in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.
  5. Punch down. Shape into santas, decorate with raisins, chocolate, almonds, sugar, etc.
  6. Brush with egg yolk.
  7. Let rise again until doubled.
  8. Bake in a preheated 400 oven for about 20-25 minutes ( or more or less) depending upon how big the men are. Done when golden brown.

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