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Dutch Plaasbrood


Nobody can resist a fresh loaf of bread with some butter and jam.

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  • 250ml milk
  • 10g sachet dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g butter, room temperature
  • 500g bread flour
  • 100g raisins
  • Almond mixture

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon

  1. Warm milk and pour into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast and the 1 tbsp sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and butter and mix well.
  3. Add the flour and raisins and mix well. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Allow to rise for 1 hour.
  5. In the meanwhile, make the almond mixture.
  6. In a food processor, combine the ground almonds, caster sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice and zest and pulse until a thick paste forms. Wrap in a sausage shape in cling wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  8. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle and place the chilled ground almond mixture in the middle.
  9. Fold the dough over and pinch the sides together.

10. Place the dough onto the baking sheet and place into the oven.

11. Bake for 1 hour until the bread is golden brown and it sounds hollow when tapped.

12. Allow to cool before serving.