I know I’m a little late, BUT it’s still easter. And that’s why I’ll share with you an easter-themed treat I made yesterday. And a cameo of my mum.
But first, here’s a picture of my brother, my mum and me collecting chocolate eggs. Twentyone years ago, in our garden that was mainly vegetable beds back then (which my brother is trampling because he’s so busy collecting eggs). Not that I remember, I was one and a half years old.
And now to business. I made these easter baskets from the pretzel-yeast-dough I shared yesterday. Instead of cooking it in lye, I used sugared water (as you do with bagels).
First make the dough according to the recipe. After letting it rise for an hour, divide it into 9 parts, which you then divide into 3 parts again.
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
eggwash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp milk)
Make the dough according to the recipe (link above) and let sit for one hour.
Preheat your oven to 240°C (450°F).
Divide into 9 parts, divide each one into 3 parts again, roll to strands and braid. Pinch the ends together.
Bring water and sugar to a boil and cook each nest for 30 seconds.
Brush with eggwash, sprinkle with coarse sugar, put cooked eggs in the centers and bake for 8 minutes.