It was the St. Lucia Festival in Sweden (December 13th), and then Christmas, the atmosphere of the festival became more and more intense, thinking about what bread should be. There is a legend in Sweden that in the 17th century, St. Lucia walked from the sunny Sicily to the cold Scandinavia, bringing food to the disaster-stricken areas... until now, schools, churches and communities have exposed In the celebrations of West Asia, people dressed as Lucia, serving coffee and saffron bread. Swedish saffron bread Lussekatter is a festive bread of Lucia Festival. The sweet taste is very gentle and can be rolled into many shapes. The classic shape is made into a cat's twisted tail, raisins for the eyes, sprinkled with pearl sugar, symbolizing Lucia. The pure robes, tied with a red belt, symbolize her last martyrdom, colored with saffron, symbolizing the golden color like the sun, giving light and hope on the cold winter night, and adding a touch of color to the table. This time, it was made with Panasonic pm1010 bread machine. The bread machine was completely finished with noodles and one fermentation step. It was very convenient. The formula can make 8 Lussekatter breads weighing about 60g each.
Prepare the ingredients of Swedish saffron bread. After all, saffron is the best in the middle of the squad.
The raisins are soaked in red wine or rum or boiling water; I want a ruby-like color, with rose raisins, blackcurrants and green citrons;
Saffron is added to the sugar to grind it, the fiber is slightly ground, not placed in a plastic container, it will be dyed; the milk is boiled to the side and then rushed into the milled saffron to melt the sugar;
When the temperature of the liquid drops to the same temperature as the hand, add dry yeast and stir to melt;
In addition to butter, raisins, and pearl sugar, all ingredients are placed in a bread bucket, and the bread bucket is placed in a Panasonic pm1010 bread machine;
Select '17 dumpling skin dough' noodles;
After the time is over, add the butter to the lid, then select '17 dumplings dough' and rub it once, for a total of two times. You can see the comparison of the two doughs before and after. The former is the expansion stage, and the second time the glove film is released. ;
Select the self-service menu '26 Fermentation' to ferment the dough;
This is the menu of Panasonic pm1010. All the old features are reserved, and the new 'fermentation' and 'baking' functions have been added.
Prompt sound, the dough is fermented;
The dough was taken out and vented, and the average was divided into 8 portions, each of which was about 56 g, and the dough was rolled away from the plastic wrap for 20 minutes;
Take a dough and open it into an oval shape, fold it up and down to the middle, and then compact it from the top to the bottom with a tiger's mouth and pinch the joint;
搓 into a 35-40cm long strip, the two heads are rolled up in the opposite direction, and the two ends are sandwiched into the raisins after soaking;
Can also be made into other shapes, this picture is my online search for you, for your reference;
After the whole roll is good, it will be 1.5-2 times larger. The surface will be evenly coated with a thin layer of whole egg liquid (outside the amount). Some pearl sugar will be scattered on the surface. If not, brush the egg liquid.
180 degree middle layer, fire up and down for 17 minutes, according to the actual color of the oven according to their own;
Open a good organization, the color is like being lighted;
The festive atmosphere is decorated with the decoration, and the playful cat tail is waving to you.
If there are pearl sugar granules, the amount of sugar in the dough can be less. If not, 30g of sugar in the dough is necessary.