Kozunak Colombo

Submitted by enr on 16 Apr 2011
400 g flour
250 g butter
150 g candied lemon peel
160 g sugar
25 g fresh yeast (may also be used dry)
50 g almonds (peeled and halved)
30 g sugar spreads
4 yolks
1 egg
rind of 1 lemon
1 pinch salt
1 cup milk
Kozunak Colombo
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In a bowl put 400 g flour 1 tbsp sugar and yeast (previously dissolved in a little milk and let it rise). Knead and let rise 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter, beat it with the egg yolks and remaining sugar and add the remaining milk. Add it to the dough and knead until the dough is separated from the bowl. Add the whole egg, fresh and candied lemon, mix and form a ball (if necessary sprinkle with 2-3 tbsp flour) and covered to rise for 30 minutes. Knead lightly is again and again rise for 15-20 minutes. Place the dough in the form of a dove (if you have). Be careful that the dough will double in size. Meanwhile make a syrup of 30 g of sugar and a little water - must be thick syrup. Allow to cool. Apply with a brush the syrup over the dough, sprinkle with sugar, sprinkle the back of the pigeon with almonds and raisins for eyes 2. Bake at 180 degrees in preheated oven for about 40 minutes. After removing it from the oven, cover with a towel to smother and soften the kozunak. * Kozunak Colombo (translated means colomba dove) is a symbol of the human soul and is a traditional icon of the Holy Spirit. Taste like a PANETONE. Almonds are a symbol of wisdom. The kozunak is dedicated to couple pigeons appeared in the sky over Milan immediately after the victory of local troops over the army of the German King Frederick Barbados. Much later began to interpret the image of a dove as a symbol of peacefulness and self-sacrifice, including it in the compulsory Easter menu.
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16 Apr 2011