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When the bread becomes the party…


Time runs out and twenty-four hours aren’t enought to make my day.
I go back to the 7th of March to rescue the last backup recipe without any other option.
Then I go on as a baker and the bread makes the party.


PartyBrot (German party bread)

2 1/2 Tsp Dry Yeast
250ml Milk
60g Unsalted butter, melted
30g Unsalted butter, melted to glaze the rolls
2 Tbs Castor sugar
2 Eggs (~50g), beaten
560g Plain white flour
2 Tsps Salt

1 Egg, for glazing
1 Tsp Water, for glazing
Sesame seeds
Poppy seeds

Sprinkle the yeast into 100ml of the milk in a small bowl, leave for 5 minutes and stir to dissolve.
Warm the remaining milk in a saucepan with the sugar and butter. Stir constantly until the butter has melted.
Cool until tepid, then beat in the eggs until combined.
In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt together.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeasted milk and the butter/sugar/milk mixture.
Mix in the flour to form a soft, sticky dough.
Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes or until smooth, shiny and elastic.
Put the dough in a buttered bowl and cover with a teat towel. Leave to rise until doubled in size for about 1-1 1/2 hours.
Knock back and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 19 equal-sized pieces.
Shape each piece of dough into a round, smooth ball (using the balling method).
Grease a round cake tin or spring form pan, about 24cm (91/2 inch) in diameter, with the melted butter.
Arrange the shaped rolls in the prepared tin by making an outer ring of 12 rolls and an inner ring of 6 rolls, and placing the last roll in the center of the two rings.
Cover the tin with a tea towel.
Leave to prove until the rolls have doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Brush the top of each roll with the egg glaze (egg+water).
Sprinkle with the seeds.
Bake in the preheated oven (200° C/400° F) for 30-45 minutes until golden and hollow-sounding when tapped.



9 Responses to “When the bread becomes the party…”

  1. ciaochowlinda em 9 April, 2009

    This bread looks delicious but your photos are exquisite. I LOVE how you did the color for the bread and the rest black and white.

  2. dawn em 9 April, 2009

    gorgeous and stunning!

  3. Y em 9 April, 2009

    Gorgeous bread! Can I come to the party? :D

  4. Fanny em 9 April, 2009

    These bread looks gorgeous!!

  5. jo em 10 April, 2009

    These look absolutely delicious and fluffy, and I simply love your photos.

  6. Dragon em 10 April, 2009

    Now this is my kind of party!

  7. Aran em 12 April, 2009

    I want to come too!

  8. Amanda em 16 February, 2010

    I’d really like to make this today, but I have a question :) Your recipe says 19 pieces, but you photo only shows 8. I just want to make sure it is in fact only one pan that’s used for the 19 pieces?

  9. fragolina em 10 July, 2010

    amazing pictures…. the bread looks delicious… the photos are so clear and shining…

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