There is a sweet yeast bread we call it “easter pastry” in Turkish. I found the recipe among my mom’s recipes. But I couldn’t have a chance to try. At last, I tried it a few days ago and I like it. I think it would be a good treat for both your family and your guests.
PS: I decreased the amount of the ingredients into half and I had a tray full of pastry. If you’ll have a crowded guest group, you’d better try the whole amount…
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup yogurt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp dry active yeast
- 2 eggs, yolks and whites separeted
- All-purpose flour (approx 8-10 cups)
Ingredients need to be in room temperature. In order to do that, put them out of the fridge one hour before starting to knead the dough.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients but egg yolks evenly and knead the dough until elastic.
Divide the dough into ping pong size balls and grab 3 of them at a time to make braid shape. Roll each ball into a string and braid 3 of them. Finish all the balls like that.
When you are done braiding dough, place them on a lightly greased baking tray. Let sit the tray in a warm place to raise the pastry double its size.
Brush them with eggyolk. Bake in 350 pre-heated oven until golden brown.
- 2 sb süt
- 1 sb yoğurt
- 1 sb sıvıyağ
- 1 paket yaşmaya
- Yahut 1 paket instant kuru maya
- 2 yumurta (sarısı üzerine beyazı içine)
- 1 çay bardağı şeker
- 1 tatlı kaşığı tuz
- Aldığı kadar un (8-10 sb kadar)